NC Black Rep's Living Room Theatre Reading Series returns with a staged reading of Black Americanah For Sale by Eljon Wardally, directed by Jackie Alexander.

Sunday, November 08, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Back Lawn

Black Americanah For Sale by Eljon Wardally
Directed by Jackie Alexander

A man in solitary haunted by the spirits of Ota Benga and the Venus Hottentot, enslaved Africans on a ship and a train, a lawyer who wants to bring slavery back, Mother Time, and Adam and Eve, bound by a common, shared history. Black Americanah for Sale is a take on the current prominent themes and identities of African American culture. Told in a series of vignettes, each explores the systemic loop of the ongoing trauma of slavery, imprisonment, racial stereotypes, legacy and whether or not people can truly heal, all through the journey and transformation of a noose.

Living Room Theatre staged readings are FREE, but we ask that you register to attend using this form:

*All readings will be held outside on the lawn in the rear of the historic Hanes house. Social distancing guidelines will be followed; face masks/coverings strongly suggested. Please note that there is a 50 person capacity for all outdoor events in North Carolina and face masks/coverings are required for building entry. Visitors with limited mobility may use the driveway to the Hanes House for drop-off and pass through the house to access the grounds.