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Langston Hughes

World Premiere

The Black Clown

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Well-prepared teenagers will appreciate the stylized movement, dynamic music, and deep engagement with American history in The Black Clown. This production includes racial slurs and stylized representations of violence. Grades 7+.

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Well-prepared teenagers will appreciate the stylized movement, dynamic music, and deep engagement with American history in The Black Clown. This production includes racial slurs and stylized representations of violence. Grades 7+.

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August

Friday

August 31

7:30PM

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September

Saturday

September 1

7:30PM

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Sunday

September 2

2PM

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Tuesday

September 4

7:30PM

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Wednesday

September 5

7:30PM

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Opening Night Celebration

Thursday

September 6

7:30PM

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Friday

September 7

7:30PM

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Saturday

September 8

7:30PM

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Sunday

September 9

2PM

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Post-performance discussion.

Tuesday

September 11

7:30PM

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Wednesday

September 12

7:30PM

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Season Launch Celebration

Thursday

September 13

7:30PM

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Post-performance discussion.

Friday

September 14

7:30PM

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Saturday

September 15

7:30PM

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Limited Availability

Sunday

September 16

2PM

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.
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Post-performance discussion.

Tuesday

September 18

7:30PM

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Wednesday

September 19

7:30PM

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Post-performance discussion.

Thursday

September 20

7:30PM

Open Captioned

[?] This performance will feature live open captioning of the show text on a stationary LED screen. Captioning is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at [email protected] or 617-547-8300 to book.
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If you are interested in seats for Open Captioning, email [email protected] or call 617.547.8300.

Friday

September 21

7:30PM

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.
From: $25.00
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If you are interested in seats for Audio Description, email [email protected] or call 617.547.8300.

Saturday

September 22

7:30PM

From: $60.00
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Sunday

September 23

2PM

Open Captioned

[?] This performance will feature live open captioning of the show text on a stationary LED screen. Captioning is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at [email protected] or 617-547-8300 to book.
From: $25.00
Book Now

If you are interested in seats for Open Captioning, email [email protected] or call 617.547.8300.

The Black Clown is a world premiere music theater experience that fuses vaudeville, gospel, opera, jazz, and spirituals to bring Langston Hughes’ verse to life onstage and animate a Black man’s resilience against a legacy of oppression. The production features Davóne Tines (Crossing and Run AMOC! Festival) in the title role, an ensemble of twelve, and a new score by Michael Schachter (Run AMOC! Festival).

Adapted from Langston Hughes poem by Davóne Tines and Michael Schachter
Music by Michael Schachter
Music Direction by Jaret Landon
Choreography by Chanel DaSilva
Directed by Zack Winokur