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How Great is the Darkness?

BC Theatre - 'How Great is the Darkness?'

Russell Arrington, Playwright

Charles David Brooks III, Director

November 18 - 20, 2015 at 7:00pm • November 21, 2015 at 3:00pm (Matinee)

Donations of Canned Goods will be collected for the Flood Victims

Location: Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center Theatre


Akeisha, a twenty-year-old college senior, is about to graduate first in her class. In spite of her intellectual and academic success, Akeisha is afraid that her dark skin and kinky hair will continue to be a social burden to her going forward as it has been to her for the last twenty years. More importantly, as she prepares for her bright and promising future, Akeisha begins to wonder whether it is better to burden her future children with black bodies like her own or, by choosing the white/biracial Tiboy, give her children -- particularly her girls -- the opportunity to escape the black body and to experience true freedom and happiness in the USA, which only a biracial identity can give them.

Produced by
Benedict College Fine Arts Theatre Ensemble

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Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 3:00pm

Benedict College
Theatre Ensemble

People of Clarendon County

A Play by Ossie Davis

The Theater Ensemble under the direction of Charles David Brooks III is putting on the production of "The People of Clarendon County" by Ossie Davis, with permission of Alice Bernstein whose unearthing of the play led to its publication in her book. Ms. Bernstein is a journalist, Aesthetic Realism Associate, and Director of the Alliance of Ethics & Art. This semester, Professor Brooks has given a student the opportunity to make his directing debut. Carrington Hardin is a graduating Senior from the Mass Communications Print program. He is Co-editor for Tiger News and his tenure with the Theatre Ensemble since Freshmen year has earned the right techniques and mindset to direct. The production is set to open:

Dates and Times:
March 25, 2015 at 7:00PM
March 26, 2015 at 7:00PM
March 27, 2015 at 7:00PM

Location: Henry Ponder Fine Arts/Humanities Center Theater


Directing Debut of Carrington Hardin
Under the supervision of
Prof. Charles David Brooks III
Director of the Theatre Ensemble

Theatre Ensemble includes Derek Darby, Ty'Berria Clatt, De'Marquavious Daniels, and Calvin Phillips. Keneshia Gillard is Violaist. Townspeople include Doris Murray, Mi'cal Ryan, Leslie Kinard, Thiyra Baker, and Jazziniki Thompson.

Dr. David H. Swinton


Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:00pm


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