American Repertory Theater

The Black Clown

August 31—September 23, 2018
Loeb Drama Center

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Official Description

World premiere
Adapted from Langston Hughes’ poem by Davóne Tines and Michael Schachter

The Black Clown is a music theater experience that animates a Black man’s resilience against America’s legacy of oppression. Featuring Davóne Tines (Crossing, Run AMOC! Festival at A.R.T.) in the title role and a new score by Michael Schachter, this production fuses vaudeville, opera, jazz, and spirituals to bring Hughes’ verse to life onstage.


Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle Street, Cambridge