A Staged Reading of Oscar Brown, Jr.'s Kicks & Co (Play Symposium)
Monday, March 18, 7:00 PM Performance Hall, Logan Center for the Arts 915 E 60th St
The Oscar Brown, Jr. Archive Project presents Kicks & Co., the fifth and final performance in a series of staged readings of the artist’s musical plays. A major musical set on a college campus in the American South during the early days of attempted desegregation, Kicks & Co. was originally produced and directed by Lorraine Hansberry & family in 1960 at Arie Crown Theater in Chicago.
Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Oscar Brown, Jr. (1926-2005) was a prolific singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist, and actor who passed away with most of his writings undiscovered. The Oscar Brown, Jr. Archive Project—led by two of the artist’s daughters, Africa and Maggie Brown—is in residence this year at the Logan Center, and is dedicated to preserving and sharing the musical and literary works of Brown, Jr.
Tickets: Free but reservations are highly recommended.