HOODED OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES

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Show Dates: 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 to Saturday, September 28, 2019

HOODED OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES
By Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm  • Directed by Herb Newsome
Marquis and Tru are both 14-year-old black boys, but they exist in two totally different worlds. Marquis is a book smart prep-schooler living in the affluent suburb of Achievement Heights, while Tru is a street-savvy kid from deep within the inner city of Baltimore. Their worlds overlap one day in a holding cell. Tru decides that Marquis has lost his “blackness” and pens a how-to manual titled “Being Black for Dummies.” He assumes the role of professor, but Marquis proves to be a reluctant pupil. They butt heads, debate, wrestle, and ultimately prove that Nietzsche and 2pac were basically saying the same thing.
SEPTEMBER 24–28 
Penn State Downtown Theatre
General Admission  • Evenings at 7:30 p.m.: $12.50  • Student: $8.50
 
 

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