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Date & Time

Sunday, February 24, 2019
4:00 PM

Location

Logan Center

Admission

Free

Contact

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

Description

A Staged Reading of Oscar Brown, Jr.'s Cybersoul

The Oscar Brown, Jr. Archive Project presents Cybersoul, the fourth performance in a series of five staged readings of the artist’s musical plays. Contemplating human interaction and morality in cyberspace, this high-tech production—in which screens themselves are also characters—foreshadows the millennial generation's arrival.

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 and literary works of Brown, Jr.

Free

Presented by Logan Center Community Arts
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