Walters State Community College celebrates Black History Month with a performance of “Lift Every Voice” by the Word Players. Performances are scheduled on every campus:
•Feb. 18, 6 p.m., Room 104, Conner-Short Center, Sevier County Campus
•Feb. 20, 10 a.m., Room 100, Greeneville/Greene County Campus
•Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m., International Lyceum, Morristown campus
•Feb. 27, 6 p.m., Auditorium, Claiborne County Campus.
All performances are free and open to the public.
“Lift Every Voice” is a musical production focusing on the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. The contributions of many black writers, musicians and vocalists are featured in the production. These include Louis Armstrong, W.E.B. DuBois, James Weldon Johnson and Zora Neale Hurston.
“Lift Every Voice” also shows the influence the Harlem Renaissance had on more contemporary figures, ranging from Elvis Presley to Spike Lee to Maya Angelou.
This one-act play uses drama, song and dance. The play was written by Doug Floyd, a member of the Word Player’s Board of Directors.
Based in Knoxville, the Word Players tour throughout East Tennessee. The productions use minimal theatrical props, allowing audiences to focus on the drama instead of the backdrop.
For more information, contact Eileen Bowers at (423) 318-2347.