American Hues "Passing" Theatrical Workshop
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Detroit, MI
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American Hues "Passing" Theatrical Workshop
American Hues is a unique workshop about our country's melting pot of cultures which features a special, abbreviated performance of the Off-Broadway play, Passing. This intriguing one-woman, 10-character show premiered Off-Broadway to sold-out audiences. The play is inspired by the true story of educator and activist Minerva Roulhac. Born in 1885 in Marianna, Florida, Minerva was orphaned at the age of 5 and raised in a close-knit African American community. Because of her very light complexion, Minerva could have "passed" for white. Passing is the story of her remarkable choice.

Passing invites viewers to see beyond "black" and "white," and places a magnifying glass on the spectrum of colors in-between. Although the play is set in the segregated south, diverse communities can relate to Minerva's journey. Audience members are welcome to participate in a special interactive discussion following the performance.

Starring Holly Smokovitz  Written and directed by Dara Harper  Produced by Phreddy Wischusen. Tickets are $10 in advance / $15 at the door. Museum members receive a $5 discount. Tickets are available online at or by phone at (800) 838-3006.


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (View)
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
United States


Arts > Theatre
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!