An Emotion Packed Theater Experience about the Life and Times of Civil Rights Activist – William Edward Berghardt Du Bois. (1868 – 1963)
W.E.B. Du Bois, A Man for All Times to be performed “After Hours” on the Oakland Library Stage, on Friday, February 2 at 7:00 PM. The Library is located at 2 Municipal Plaza, Oakland, NJ. This theater event is free, however registration is required. Registration begins January 9, by phone: 201-337-3742 or online at www.oaklandnjlibrary.org.
With this riveting drama we are transported into Du Bois’ private and political world. An inspirational journey through almost one hundred years in this great man’s life. An experience both humorous, touching and enlightening. Du Bois life was an epic saga of love and loss, which gives a moving dimension to the story of this outsized, impressive public man. Dr. Martin Luther King said of his mentor: ”History cannot ignore W.E.B. Du Bois”
Written and Directed by Alexa Kelly and featuring Brian Richardson as Du Bois. Costumes–Terry Leong (Conan O’Brian Show)
“Alexa Kelly’s well-written script is compelling…Richardson moves it to dazzling success”–David Roberts, Theatre Reviews Limited
“Truly absorbing. A bravura performance!” Informed Edinburgh
“The most surprising and insightful evening I’ve had in the theatre this season.” David Rothenberg, WBAI Radio
“Alexa Kelly directed with a sure eye, a trust of the spoken word, and an understanding of the theatrical moment … a stellar performance by the gifted Brian Richardson.” Artzine