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Earlham Artist & Lecture Series: Black Book

  • Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall

Austin Dean AshfordWelcome to Melvin Tolson High School — it's summer school, it's hot, the barbwire fence is fixed, and a young African American boy has been shot, leaving his group of friends reeling from the loss and wondering if their voices can ever be heard. Enter Austin Dean Ashford, a former Great Debater, to teach a master class on public speaking and challenge this group of boys to speak out and give voice to their hopes and fears.  Filled with pressing issues, inspiring characters, and graced with comic flourishes, this one-person dramedy debates what happens to young minds when our educational spaces begin to resemble a prison more than school and a place to learn and grow.

Black Book is written and performed by M.F.A. playwright and actor Austin Dean Ashford.

Ticket Required: $10/Adults, $5/Students and Seniors.

Tickets can be purchased at earlhamcollegeevents.eventbrite.com or by calling the Runyan Center Box Office at 765-983-1474 starting Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Venue doors open 30 minutes prior to the start time.

Additional Details:

  • Event Contact: Joe Lepone, Director of Event Services
  • Contact E-mail: events@earlham.edu
  • Contact Phone: 765-983-1373

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