African and African Disapora Studies Department
African and African Disapora Studies Department

The World Premiere of Dr. Lisa B. Thompson's Drama, Underground - March 24th!

Tue, February 21, 2017
The World Premiere of Dr. Lisa B. Thompson's Drama, Underground - March 24th!
Photo Credit: Errich Petersen

Our very own Dr. Lisa B. Thompson's new drama, Underground, will premier next month at Austin's Vortex Repertory Theatre on March 24th and will run through April 8th. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35; advanced reservations are recommended as there is limited seating availability. Please visit www.vortexrep.org or call 512-478-5282 to purchase tickets! 

Directed by Rudy Ramirez and starring Marc Pouhé and Jeffrey Da'Shade Johnson, Underground reunites Kyle and Mason, a pair of old college buddies who have gone from radicals in their youth to successful professionals approaching middle age. When Kyle shows up at Mason's door, the two have a chance to catch-up, reminisce and, as the evening goes on, engage one another in a battle of intellects over the best road to black liberation. As their argument becomes increasingly passionate and more personal, news reports reveal a police search for the leader of a black radical political movement. From flashbacks to their first meeting to the final game of chess that could change their lives forever, Mason and Kyle each pose to one another the central question of Underground: how far would you go to protect your people? 

 

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