James Baldwin's Groundbreaking Drama Blues for Mister Charlie
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The last date listed for Blues for Mister Charlie was Sunday April 29, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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In light of the current national events and the death of Trayvon Martin, this play was spot on. From the beginning, the extremely talented cast pulls the viewer into the tragedy that has just taken place. Fast moving, the play takes steps into the past to explain why the viewer is witnessing this unfortunate present. It's hard to not become emotionally attached to the characters and want peace for the pain they're feeling. I can't imagine anyone leaving this play and not trying to understand why our society hasn't moved forward in regards to social equality.
This extraordinary second play by James Baldwin is dedicated to the memory of murdered civil rights activist Medgar Evers, his widow and his children, and to the memory of the dead children of Birmingham. Its 1964 premiere was praised in The New York Times for its “…fierce energy and passion … like a thunderous battle cry.” Known primarily for his brilliant work as a novelist, poet, essayist and civil rights activist, James Baldwin has written a play of great moral force that dramatizes the compromises of conscience.