The Green Book Chronicles
Time & Location
About The Event
Welcome to the 11th Annual Sankofa Theatre Festival.
$15 advance / $20 at the door
The Green Book Chronicles Wed Aug 29 7:30 PM, Thur Aug 30 7:30 PM, Fri Aug 31 7:30 PM, Sat Sept 1 2:00 PM
In the early 1900s when the US was plagued with Jim Crow and Black Code laws, African Americans sought ways to express their freedoms. From 1936 to 1966, "The Negro Traveler's Green Book" was published as a guidebook to navigate African Americans to safe zones during their travels. The Roberts' Lilly Inn was one such Black-owned inn listed in the Green Book that catered to Black travelers during this period. Caught between trying to run a family business and providing better opportunities for their children, the Roberts must resolve personal conflicts while navigating through racism.
An annual festival of primarily of local African American: playwrights, actors, and directors that come together for two weeks of theatrical fun. Format consists of a main stage show the first week, The GreenBook Chronicles, and supporting shows the following week, Night of Tens, The Circle, and Now & Then.
All shows are 7:30 PM nightly with one 2 PM matinee on 9/1 followed by a talkback with the cast. You won't want to miss these two weeks of theatrical expression.
- Sat Sept 1 2:00 PM matinee$15$150$0
- Sat Sept 1 7:30 PM$15$150$0
- Donate to MuCCC (not a ticket)$5$50$0