The writers, producers and cast of the play, “Democracy Hypocrisy: The Red, White and Blues of Freedom,” want to make one thing clear – this high-energy, thought-provoking stage production is not about critical race theory. It’s about truth. The premiere is set for 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26th.
The Africana Repertory Theatre of IUPUI (A.R.T.I.) in conjunction with the Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre will premiere in The Park–Indy’s coolest new urban outdoor venue at 7th and Illinois. “Democracy Hypocrisy” serves its audience an exhilarating and authentic slice of Black American life and culture.
Spoken word, drama, vocals, and dazzling Africana choreography by the South Shore Dance Alliance of Chicago will fill the stage. The play pays homage to soldiers of the struggle for human rights and candidly confronts America’s dilemma and hypocrisy.
Dr. Les Etienne of A.R.T.I. expects this entertaining and provocative presentation to generate thought and spark necessary creative dialogue on many levels. He added that the show is purposely scheduled to bridge the irony and contrasts of two traditional celebrations of “liberation” in the U.S. – Juneteenth and Independence Day.
“Democracy Hypocrisy: The Red, White and Blues of Freedom” playwrights are Vernon A. Williams (“Being Black” and “The Price of Progress”), Rain Wilson (“I Feed You Defiance”) and Ms. Latrice (“Fly Blackbirds, Fly/ Voices We Can’t Unhear”). Larry Brewer is choreographer. The production is family appropriate.
“Democracy Hypocrisy…” tickets are $17 and are on sale now at the Phoenix Theatre box office and can be purchased online. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the show begins at 4 p.m. For more information, call Vernon Williams at 317.274.8710.