Classic Black by devorah major
Ellen Sebastian-Chang directs Third SF Poet Laureate and performance poet devorah major's Classic Black featuring the author and actor/poet Brian Freeman with musical accompaniment of the acclaimed Destiny Muhammad Trio. Classic Black uses a series of persona poems and stories to have 19th century African-Americans tell their own stories of struggle and survival in pre-Civil War San Francisco. Freedom fighter Mary Ellen Pleasant, carriage house owner, political power house George Washington Dennis, and escaped enslaved African Archy Lee are among the characters who tell their own stories. This is a world premiere of the work that turns poetry into theater, history into pleasure.
Southside Theater, Fort Mason Center (View)
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123