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Date & Time

Sunday, January 20, 2019
4:00 PM

Location

Logan Center

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Free | RSVP Required

Contact

Logan Center
773-702-2787
logancenter@uchicago.edu

Description

CRECIE: Is a slave story set in the Antebellum South in the 1800s. This operetta is written entirely in verse in iambic pentameter with rhyming quatrains.

The Oscar Brown, Jr. Archive Project presents five staged readings of entertainer and activist Oscar Brown, Jr.'s musical plays. Born and raised on Chicago's South Side, Oscar Brown, Jr. (1926-2005) was a prolific singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist, and actor who passed away with most of his writings undiscovered. The Oscar Brown, Jr. Archive Project - led by two of the artist's daughters, Africa and Maggie Brown - is in residence this year at the Logan Center, and is dedicated to preserving and sharing the musical literary works of Brown, Jr.