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.
Benedict College Fine Arts Theatre Ensemble