Free Man of Color

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Younger & Associates presents

Free Man of Color

March 3 - April 3, 2016
Written by Charles Smith
G / Drama / Classic

When John Newton Templeton is unexpectedly freed after his master’s death, he migrates to the free state of Ohio where Robert Wilson, an avowed abolitionist and president of Ohio University, brings Templeton to his home. Seeing the opportunity to use Templeton to prove that African-Americans were capable of the same academic excellence as whites, Templeton works as the president’s personal “student servant” while attending classes. In this play about race, culture, and the differences between education and assimilation in America, Wilson is forced to reevaluate his abolitionist views and Templeton is forced to examine the reason he was chosen to be the “first.”


PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 7:30p
Saturday Matinees: 2p
Sunday Matinees 3p
No late seating. Plays run 4 - 5 weeks.


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