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La Jolla Playhouse Presents 'Blueprints To Freedom: An Ode To Bayard Rustin'
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We are proud to announce the return of the DNA New Work Series to La Jolla Playhouse, a four-week period of workshops and readings of new works that allows playwrights and directors the opportunity to develop a script by providing rehearsal time, space and resources – all culminating in workshops or readings open to the public.
All projects in the DNA New Work Series take place with little or no scenic, costume or staging elements and actors may have scripts in hand. It's a rare chance for theatre-lovers to be a part of a new work in its earliest stages of
This year’s DNA New Work Series features a workshop production of "Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin," by Michael Benjamin Washington (seen on stage in the Playhouse’s productions of "Memphis" and "The Wiz"), directed by Phylicia Rashad ("The Cosby Show"). The piece was given its first public reading at the Playhouse on August 28, 2013 – the date of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington – and this workshop represents the next stage in the play’s development.
Only six presentations!
February 21 and February 22 at 7:30 pm;
February 23 at 3:00 pm
February 28 and March 1 at 7:30 pm;
March 2 at 3:00 pm
All tickets: $15 - General admission seating
About "Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin":
In the sweltering political and racial heat of 1963, Bayard Rustin – the brilliant proponent of non-violent civil disobedience – is assigned to orchestrate an unprecedented march for jobs and freedom. Exiled from the Civil Rights movement by both internal and external forces, Rustin grapples with his last chance for professional restoration and spiritual redemption as he masterminds "a tribute to the ancestors" exactly one century after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
For more information about tickets, please call the Patron Services Department at (858) 550-1010 or visit LaJollaPlayhouse.org.