Week #3 (Oct. 20 – 23): Andrew Jackson Ate My Homework: A Racial Farce, Art and Werewolves and Napoleon of the Nile
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October 20, 22 (Double Bill)
Andrew Jackson Ate My Homework: A Racial Farce
Written by Thomas Hayes
Directed by Cassie Neumann
Race- it’s all around us. It’s in our families, in our history books, in our pop music, and even in overheard bus ride banters. In Andrew Jackson Ate My Homework, a young man attempts to synthesize the strangeness of race as he passes through a collage of scenes that reveal and explore the issue of race in daily life and throughout (some of) history.
Art and Werewolves
Written by Cat Kenney
Directed by Lynna Metrisin
Zoe is a painter struggling with a lull in her creativity, as well as in her relationship with her girlfriend, Rachel. A mysterious encounter infects her with inspiration, but is art worth the price? And what does the full moon have to do with it?
October 21, 23
Napoleon of the Nile
Written by George Seremba
Directed by Sheffia Randall Dooley
On a makeshift stage in a Kenyan refugee camp, three people begin an arduous, ten month journey, over 600 miles. They are shot at and bombed by government troops, militia and their very own people. Amidst the horrors of a civil war a young man befriends a widowed mother and an elderly man to form a family. This is a tale of survival against all odds and a celebration of Sudan’s recent independence. Internationally lauded playwright, George Seremba, is a Visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University and playwright in residence at the Cuyahoga County Library, funded by The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Program.