Hooded or Being Black for Dummies

Jan 18, 2019 - Feb 9, 2019


By Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
Directed by Betty Hart

Jan. 18 – Feb. 10
The Aurora Fox Arts Center presents a dark and timely comedy the Washington Post says produces “the kind of laughs that have a ‘wow’ underneath as the characters stride onto dangerous turf.”

“Hooded…” is an irreverent and darkly-comedic examination of two very different 14-year-old black boys growing up in America. Marquis, a book smart prep-school kid from suburban Maryland meets Tru, a street savvy Baltimorean when they find themselves sharing a jailhouse holding cell, before Marquis' uptight and very white adoptive mother comes to spring them out. Tru thinks Marquis has lost his “blackness” and pens a manual entitled “Being Black for Dummies” to help him navigate a world of cheerleaders, Black Lives Matter, 2Pac, Nietzsche, and the Gods Apollo & Dionysus – each of whom end up vying for Marquis’ future. Colorado favorite, and True West Award winner, Betty Hart, directs this exciting and timely regional premiere. Content Advisory: Adult language | Adult situations

Thursdays 7:30 pm Jan. 24 | Jan. 31 | Feb. 7
Fridays 7:30 pm Jan. 18 | Jan. 25 | Feb. 1 | Feb. 8
Saturdays 7:30 pm Jan. 19 | Jan. 26 | Feb. 2 | Feb. 9
Sundays 2:00 pm Jan. 20 | Jan. 27 | Feb. 3 | Feb. 10

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