(Chicago) – Ted Williams and 3D will be presenting “1619: The Journey of a People” for six showings during Black History Month.
Feb. 6 – Wheaton College @ 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 7 – Elementary and high school production at Kennedy-King College @ 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 8 – Kennedy-King College @ 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 27 – Greenhouse Theater @ 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 28 – Elementary and high school production at Greenhouse Theater @ 10:30 a.m.
Feb. 28 – Greenhouse Theater @ 7:00 p.m.
“1619: The Journey of a People” is a dynamic new musical taking audiences by storm. Do not miss this life-changing theatrical experience!
Twenty enslaved Africans arrived in Point Comfort, Virginia. The 400-year journey that followed would change a nation and the world. Using various musical forms including hip-hop, jazz, and blues, this fabulous musical theater production commemorates the struggle for equality and celebrates the story of America’s African sons and daughters.
After successful performances in Chicago, Elmhurst College, and Hampton University, the production is back for a Black History Month run.
What our audiences have said…
“I was on the edge of my seat and my eyes filled with tears of joy. I am in awe of the magnificent performance I just witnessed. This belongs on Broadway.” — Christine Houston, Creator of NBC’s hit sitcom “227”
“Thank you for your wonderful performance and the opportunity to present such a powerful production, especially to our students. Our students were informed, enlightened and culturally enhanced by this extraordinary new musical about the African-American journey. I wish you continued success as you share this outstanding production with others.” –Shelia Maye, Hampton University Music Department Chair
“That was a very emotional and intellectually rewarding experience.” –English Department Chair, Elmhurst College
“1619 is one of the most powerful performances that I have ever seen. Unlike monolithic productions that tend to appeal to only one target audience, the intergenerational quality of this production has something in it for everyone. The messaging is magnificent and highlights the complexity of the African American condition. There is an extraordinary song, dance, sermonic and political discourse, plus a marvelous display of tech-savvy to mesmerize the viewer. If you want to celebrate the past and be challenged in the present with a view toward the future, you must see this production.”– Rev. Dr. Brian J. Wells, Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church, Newport News, Virginia.
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