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Frostburg State University Student’s Play Celebrates Black History Month
02/05/2009

Frostburg State University Student’s Play Celebrates Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, Frostburg State University will present, “Thoughts of a Colored Man on a Day When the Sun Set too Early,” an original work by theatre major Keenan Scott II on Feb. 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre of the Performing Arts Center.

After seeing Ntozake Shange’s play, “For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf,” Scott was inspired to write a play about the lives of young African American men. “The voice of the youth is often overlooked,” Scott believes and it needs to be heard. “Thoughts of a Colored Man on a Day When the Sun Set too Early” steps into the minds of young men who explore the complex realities of love, abuse, rape and growing up without a father. “Thoughts of a Colored Man” is a monologue-based play that goes beyond race and gender by incorporating music, film and dance.

The cast includes Kendall Bradford, J.D. Groomes, Japp Haynes, Tony Jarrett, Herb Little, Quino Moreno, Josh Scurry and Jay Stokes. Artwork by David Baker, Adrian Boyer, Trayshina Rogers and Francesca Pehr will be displayed in the lobby of the PAC.

“Thoughts of a Colored Man When the Sun Set too Early” is supported by University Theatre and FSU’s African American Studies, Black Student Alliance and National Panhellenic Council. Tickets are available by donation at the door (recommended minimum $3). All proceeds will benefit student scholarships.

For more information, call the theatre box office at 301-687-7462. FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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