Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Online, through the Williams Center for the Arts
Williams Center for the Arts and the Department of Theater

Join us on the virtual stage for “Theater on Thursdays,” featuring masterpieces from the National Theatre Collection.

Thursday, October 15 – Les Blancs (1970) by Lorraine Hansberry

Recorded 2016 at London’s National Theatre before a live audience.

An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Racial tensions boil over. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm. In this brave, illuminating and powerful play confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution, while the family and naton fall apart under the pressure to determine their own identity.

Written eleven years after A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry’s final drama is an unknown masterpiece of the American stage and a highly theatrical search for the soul of post-colonial Africa. Les Blancs marked the National Theatre debut of the multi-award-winning director Yaël Farber, whose productions include The Crucible (Old Vic) and the internationally-acclaimed Miss Julie and Nirbhaya.

7:00 p.m. Performance

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Williams Center for the Arts and the Department of Theater