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PLAYWRIGHT & PERFORMER

CURRENT SHOWS

2423-TheSonOfAMan
KC FRINGE FESTIVAL

THE SON OF A MAN

DATES:
July 16-23, 2024

TIMES:
Sunday, July 21 @ 1:30 pm
Sunday, July 21 @ 6 pm
Tuesday, July 23 @ 7:30 pm
Tuesday, July 23 @ 9:00 pm

Blacked Out Poster v5-1
TEBO THEATRE IN HILL CITY

BLACK WHEN I WAS A BOY: PART II BLACK OUT

DATES:
July 26th, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

SON OF A MAN
"Son of a Man" explores the often-complicated dynamic between fathers and sons. The story follows Cooper, a man grappling with years of unspoken resentment towards his emotionally distant father, Delano. When Delano offers a significant gift – his own childhood baseball card collection – as a heartfelt gesture of apology, it becomes a catalyst for Cooper to confront a lifetime of unresolved issues. The play delves into universal themes of forgiveness, regret, and the yearning for connection. It asks the question: can we ever truly repair fractured relationships, especially with time running out?

 

BLACK WHEN I WAS A BOY: PART I
Black When I Was A Boy, is a an honest, moving, humorous look at a complex and powerful coming of age story, featuring the recollections of - Frankie Bates -  emerging from childhood.  As Bates grows into a teenager on the streets of Hill City, Kansas  (pop 1,700) in the 70’s and 80’s in a mostly white community, his friends explore and stretch their understanding of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, he himself is tasked with developing tools for survival. Ultimately, a life threatening encounter with a band of rednecks and a couple of heroic cowboys change his perception on life forever.

BLACK WHEN I WAS A BOY: PART II BLACK OUT
Frankie Bates arrives in Dallas, Texas from a small town with big ambitions and his eyes set on making it in the entertainment industry. Shortly after arriving, he is introduced to Mr. Pope, a mid-level, out-of-the-box-thinking businessman and shepherd of young talent. While Pope grooms and imparts wisdom to the young Kansas native, everything goes well for the two until it begins to go very wrong. Bad advice followed by an even worse choice changes the lives of both men, leading to the total devastation of their relationship and leaving Frankie at odds with the value of his life.

BLACK WHEN I WAS A BOY - BLACKED OUT: PART II

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Black When I Was a Boy

Starring Glendora Hall

"Why aren't you picking on Frankie, he's black, just like me?"

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UPCOMING SHOWS

Trigger Warning!

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As much as we don't want to give away any 'spoilers', we recognize that this play (Black When I Was A Boy) can cause distress or trigger challenging emotions for some of our audience members. Please contact info@blackwhenIwasaboy.com before you book if there are themes that are particularly upsetting to you and you want to discuss the production further.Recommended for ages 13+. Includes sensitive subject matter including reference to sex, violence, and rape.
 
The dialogue in "Blacked Out" approaches the language and situation artfully and conscientiously as possible. Specific trigger warning: not just sexual content, but specifically sexual VIOLENCE is discussed/described in this one. If you’re particularly sensitive to the subject, this might be one to skip.

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