The North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s Teen Theatre Ensemble will present the musical production, “By A Black Hand,” written by Professor Arthur Reese and Darryl Goodman, on Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb 14 at 10 a.m.
This piece of “edu-tainment” centers around a teenager who knows very little about black heritage and history. The teen is enlightened by her grandfather and a hip hop troupe of youngsters who call themselves the Mystical Muses about the many contributions blacks have made. The production features both old-school and new-school music.
Broadway veteran Mabel Robinson, the artistic director of the N.C. Black Rep, will direct the production, which has been billed as a lyrical history lesson that shines light on African-American inventors who gave the world everything from the steam engine (Granville T. Woods) to the traffic stop-light (Garrett Augustus Morgan).
The Black Rep is encouraging educators to use the play to supplement their instructions during Black History Month.
The play will be presented at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive.
Tickets are $8 per student. Reservations are encouraged, as space is limited. Call 336-723-2266 for reservations and/or additional information.