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  • A World Premiere by Jacqueline Lawton
    Directed by Shirley Serotsky
    May 29 - June 30, 2013
    A breakthrough work emerging from Theater J's inaugural Locally Grown Festival, this youthful exploration of the growth of two great African-American artists, John Biggers and Samella Lewis under the tutelage of Austrian Jewish refugee painter and educator Viktor Lowenfeld, focuses on the pivotal years at Hampton Institute, Virginia during WWII.

    Part of the Locally Grown Festival: Community Supported Art

    "A poignant and somewhat turbulent drama about self-discovery and artistic freedom during World War II...this exciting new work challenges the audience to view not only the characters' stories from a different social viewpoint - but to look closely at their own lives and artistic creations as well." - DC Metro Theatre Arts

    "[Locally Grown Festival] is quite simply one of the most important and worthwhile projects that any local theater has adopted, in the cause of making this a more hospitable city for playwriting talent." - The Washington Post

    Run Time

    2 hours 10 minutes with 1 intermission