Presented by Restoration Stage
Thursday, Jan 18 at 8pm
Friday, Jan 19 at 8pm
Saturday, Jan 20 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, Jan 21 at 2pm
Thursday, Jan 25 at 8pm
Friday, Jan 26 at 8pm
Saturday, Jan 27 at 2pm and 8pm
Black Circus Actors Fight to Perform in Jim Crow America
Playwright Steven A. Butler, Jr., author of acclaimed play Chocolate Covered Ants, returns to the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, D.C. with a Helen Hayes-recommended new musical of love, loss and family.
The Very Last Days of the First Colored Circus is set in rural Maryland in 1927, focusing on a group of black circus performers who struggle to be respected both as artists and as human beings. Featuring authentic 1920s vaudeville-inspired performances, musical direction by Broadway veteran Wilkie Ferguson and new songs by director Courtney Baker-Oliver and Christopher Burnett, this moving production pays tribute to a group of brave actors seeking the freedom to pursue their craft.