COMMUNITY EVENTS

Here are some other events going on in the community. The days and times that do not conflict with The ASU Black Theatre Festival are promoted below.

2-4pm

The Black Theatre Troupe Performing Arts Center Grand Opening

1333 E. Washington Street, Phoenix 85034

The Black Theatre Troupe board of directors, The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and the Department of Public Works invite you to attend an open house at The Black Theatre Troupe's new facility dedicated to the legacy of Helen K. Mason. 
For more information call 602-258-8128 ext. 2.

SUNDAY, FEB 3

7pm *PREVIEW* (Doors at 6:30)
The League  - Written by Larissa Brewington • Directed by Lori Vander Maten
KAX Theater, Herberger Theater Center, 222  E. Monroe Street, Phoenix 85004

Before the NAACP and the Urban League... there was The Afro American Council. It existed between 1898 and 1907, and touted such attributes as: being non partisan and having females and male members. Pulled apart by financial and inner power struggles, this legislative body was the first to address civil rights in a way no other organization had. Join us on a day during the council's annual convention when the arrival of Booker T. Washington would forever change the dynamics of the council in ways no one expected.

Tickets $3

MONDAY, FEB 11

12:10pm
The League  - Written by Larissa Brewington • Directed by Lori Vander Maten
KAX Theater, Herberger Theater Center, 222  E. Monroe Street, Phoenix 85004


Part of the Center's Lunch Time Theater Series. Tickets $6 (additional fees may apply)

TUESDAY, FEB 12

7:30pm
The Soul Of Broadway
Second Stage West, ASU West

Support our friends and fantastic performers in this exciting musical revue part of the Black History Month celebration at ASU West. The presentation celebrates songs performed by African-American characters in Broadway musicals. Then complete the weekend with a performance of The Face of Emmett Till.

A second performance at 7:30pm Friday, Feb 15. Tickets available through brownpapertickets.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEB 13

12:10pm
The League  - Written by Larissa Brewington • Directed by Lori Vander Maten
KAX Theater, Herberger Theater Center, 222  E. Monroe Street, Phoenix 85004


Part of the Center's Lunch Time Theater Series. Tickets $6 (additional fees may apply)

THURSDAY, FEB 14

12:10pm
The League  - Written by Larissa Brewington • Directed by Lori Vander Maten
KAX Theater, Herberger Theater Center, 222  E. Monroe Street, Phoenix 85004


Part of the Center's Lunch Time Theater Series. Tickets $6 (additional fees may apply)

7pm
Banned Plays Public Reading Series: Amiri Baraka's "Great Goodness of Life
Phoenix Hostel and Cultural Center, 1026 N. 9th Street, Phoenix 85006

A groundbreaking new public reading series held every 3rd Tuesday. Includes a short opener about the play, the Black Arts Movement and dialogue. Come for connecting, public learning, wine, warmth and a new experience. $5 entry free goes to fund local artists. Seating limited.

12:10pm
The League  - Written by Larissa Brewington • Directed by Lori Vander Maten
KAX Theater, Herberger Theater Center, 222  E. Monroe Street, Phoenix 85004


Part of the Center's Lunch Time Theater Series. Tickets $6 (additional fees may apply)

TUESDAY, FEB 19

WEDNESDAY, FEB 20

12:10pm
The League  - Written by Larissa Brewington • Directed by Lori Vander Maten
KAX Theater, Herberger Theater Center, 222  E. Monroe Street, Phoenix 85004


Part of the Center's Lunch Time Theater Series. Tickets $6 (additional fees may apply)

12:10pm
The League  - Written by Larissa Brewington • Directed by Lori Vander Maten
KAX Theater, Herberger Theater Center, 222  E. Monroe Street, Phoenix 85004


Part of the Center's Lunch Time Theater Series. Tickets $6 (additional fees may apply)

THURSDAY, FEB 21

SUNDAY, FEB 10

3pm
The Whipping Man  - Written by Matthew Lopez
The Black Theatre Troupe Performing Arts Center, 1333 E.  Washington Street, Phoenix 85034


It’s April, 1865. The Civil War is over and throughout the south, slaves are being freed, soldiers are returning and in Jewish homes, Passover is being celebrated. Caleb DeLeon, a wounded Jewish Confederate soldier, returns to find his family plantation in ruins and abandoned by everyone except Simon and John, two former slaves. While they were in slavery they adopted, as did all the DeLeon slaves, the faith of their former owners. As the sun sets on the last night of Passover, the three men prepare a humble Seder to observe the ancient celebration to recall the exodus of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt. They explore this milestone as it relates to their current situation. They find the strength to face a frightening yet wondrous new world as they embrace the pain and secrets from the past that refuse to be hidden.

Note: Play opens 8pm Friday, Feb 8; second performance 8pm Saturday, Feb 9.​

2pm
The Whipping Man  - Written by Matthew Lopez
The Black Theatre Troupe Performing Arts Center, 1333 E.  Washington Street, Phoenix 85034

Another performance the following day 8pm  Friday, Feb 15

2pm
​The Whipping Man  - Written by Matthew Lopez
The Black Theatre Troupe Performing Arts Center, 1333 E.  Washington Street, Phoenix 85034

Another performance the same day at 8pm, and a final performance 3pm Sunday, Feb 17.

SATURDAY, FEB 16