Based on a true story, this
gripping and inspiring drama tells the story of members of the African-American
Women’s Army Corps (WACs) who strike because of unfair treatment during
WWII. When the women joined, they were promised training as medical
technicians, only to be relegated to cleaning duty by a racist colonel.
When the women are court-martialed for refusing to follow orders during wartime,
they embark upon a bold but uphill battle for racial equality in the segregated
United States Army.
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DALLAS, TEXAS - The African American Repertory Theater (AART) is pleased
to announce its seventh season line up. AART
will produce four award-winning main stage productions, including three
regional premieres, one of which will be performed at the Wyly Theatre in the
Dallas Arts District as part of The Elevator Project. The
other three productions will be produced at the KD Studio Theatre. Performances throughout the season are
Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees
at 2:30 p.m.
Detroit ’67(October 31 – November 23, 2014, previews
October 30th )
by Dominique Morisseau
Location: KD Studio Theatre – Dallas, Texas
Winner of the Edward M. Kennedy
Prize for Drama Inspired by American History
It's 1967 in Detroit, Michigan and Motown music is getting the
party started. Chelle and her brother
Lank are making ends meet by turning the basement of their late parent’s home
into an after-hours joint. Tensions mount when a mysterious woman finds her way
into their lives and the siblings clash over much more than the family
business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find
themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.
Miss Evers Boys(February
20 - March 8, 2015), by David Feldshuh
Location: KD Studio Theatre – Dallas, Texas
Winner of the New American
Nominated for the Pulitzer
Prize in Drama Miss
Evers' Boys explores the
moral, ethical, and medical dilemmas faced by those involved in one of the most
notorious medical secrets in American history, the Tuskegee Study of Untreated
Syphilis in the Negro Male, performed by the United States government from 1932
to 1972. This powerful drama is a fictional account based on this
shocking study. As the story unfolds, Nurse Evers wrestles with her loyalty to
the institute's doctors while her band of patients fight to live through the
power of music and dance.
Radio Golf(May 22 – June 7, 2015 /
previews May 21st)
by August Wilson
(Regional Premiere) Location: Wyly Theatre, 6th Floor Studio Theatre
Winner! 2007 New York Drama Critics Circle
Award, Best Play
2007 Tony Award, Best Play
2007 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Play
Harmond Wilks, an Ivy League-educated lawyer with an educated and
ambitious wife, plans to redevelop a poverty-stricken section of Pittsburgh
with his business partner and friend, Roosevelt Hicks, while preparing for his
candidacy to become Pittsburgh’s first black mayor. Plans change when the owner
of an old property in the middle of the redevelopment area refuses to give up
his home, which has a more significant past than Harmond or Roosevelt could
have ever imagined, prompting Harmond to confront the past.
LOCATION for First 3 Shows: Gee's Bend (Aug. 21 - Sept. 7, 2014) Detroit '67 (Oct. 30 - Nov. 23, 2014) Miss Evers' Boys (Feb. 20 - Mar. 8, 2015)
LOCATION for Radio Golf by August Wilson May 21 - June 7, 2015
Thank you for your support of AART during our first six seasons! In our sixth year we reached new heights. The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopezand Joe Turners Come and Gone by August Wilson were all time fan favorites and received much critical success. Our production of homeschooled by Jonathan Norton marked the first time an original work was produced by AART! homeschooled was funded by the TACA Donna Wilhelm Family New Works Fund. Many thanks to TACA and the Donna Wilhelm family for your support! In fiscal 2015 we plan to take AART to new heights and with your support it can happen! The founders and our Board of Directors invite you to stay connected with AART by joining our mailing list and becoming a fan on our face book page and twitter. To renew your patronage, click on our donation link. AART is a 501C3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your continued support of AART.