STG Presents Roger Guenveur Smith – Frederick Douglass Now at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute April 12-14, 2019. Presented in partnership with LANGSTON.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW is a one-man show inspired by the life and work of the self -liberated abolitionist and pioneering feminist Frederick Douglass. ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH has edited Douglass’ classic 19th century texts into a jazz-infused narrative, bookended by original writing of Beckettian force to produce the kind of edgy, stylistic mash-up of which vital contemporary theater is made.
Inspired by Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight, Smith has been interpreting Douglass materials since he was an undergraduate at Occidental College, subsequently serving as graduate research assistant at Yale University’s Frederick Douglass Papers. He has since taught at both institutions, as well as Cal Arts, where he currently directs his Performing History Workshop.
The Roger Guenveur Smith performances originally scheduled for February 8 – 10, 2019 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute have been rescheduled.
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Tickets for the February 8th show will now be valid for Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the February 9th show will now be valid for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets for the February 10th show will now be valid for Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Refunds for the performance can be made at the original point of purchase. Any questions about refunds can be directed to Ticketmaster fan support at 1-800-653-8000 or the Paramount Theatre Box Office at 206-682-1414.