Emergency: A One-Man Show by Obie award-winner Daniel Beaty
Date: February 18 2009 Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Daniel Beaty’s provocative play, Emergency, explores the effects of slavery with a surprisingly fresh and quirky approach. An award-winning artist, Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters, including a homeless man, a scientist, a Republican business executive, a street vendor and 11-year-old boy from the projects who all respond to the phenomenon.
Through the characters’ individual responses and their varied testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves a stirring commentary on modern black life.