Mid - Michigan's Most Exciting Theatre

An all-day presentation of the complete Hidden Colors series, including

Part 1, The Untold History Of People Of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent

(109 minutes)

 

Part 2, The Triumph of Melanin

(152 minutes)

 

Part 3, The Rules of Racism

(100 minutes)

 

Part 4, The Religion of White Supremacy

(143 minutes)

 

A total of eight hours and twenty minutes of viewing time.

A 10-minute discussion period will follow each film.

Black History Month Specials 2018

Hidden Colors

Marathon

A Documentary Series

 

Direted By Tariq Nasheed

February 17, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Documentary Series

 

Advance Admission

$15.00  Adults

$10.00  Senior Citizens

  $5.00  Students

Day of Absence & Happy Ending

 A satire about an imaginary Southern town where all the black people have suddenly disappeared. The only ones left are sick and lying in hospital beds, refusing to get well. Infants are crying because they are being tended to by strange parents. The Mayor pleads for the President, Governor, and the NAACP to send him “a jackpot of jigaboos.” On a nationwide radio network he calls on the blacks, wherever they are, to come back. He shows them the cloths with which they wash cars and the brushes with which they shine shoes as sentimental reminders of the goodies that await them.

In the end the blacks begin to reappear, as mysteriously as they had vanished, and the white community, sobered by what has transpired, breathe a sigh of relief at the return of the rather uneasy status quo.

What will happen next is left unsaid, but the suggestion is strong that things will never quite be the same again.

 

Happy Ending, a one-act play by Douglas Turner Ward, presented in repertory with Day of Absence.  The story of two sisters, Ellie and Vi, who work as maid and laundress for the wealthy Harrisons.  As the play begins they are sitting at the kitchen table in a tenement apartment in Harlem, lamenting the end of their good times.  Mr. Harrison has discovered his wife in an act of infidelity.  The sisters fear that if the marriage breaks up they will be both out of a job.  Their nephew, Junie, chides them for their slavish sentiments at a time when blacks are on the march toward liberation. But Ellie explains the facts of life to him: how she feeds and dresses her relatives and furnishes their homes at the Harrison’s expense “I know the pay is bad,” she declares, “but I’d be losing money on any other job.” But when things look grimmest, the telephone rings with the message that the Harrisons have made up and need their maid at once as a sitter.

Two Plays By

Douglas Turner Ward

Day of

Absence

A One-Act Play

February 22 - 24, 2018

Happy

Ending

A One-Act Play

 

10-04 MMV  The New McCree Theatre.  Revised August 2012  All Rights Reserved.  Flint, MI  USA

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10-04 MMV  The New McCree Theatre.  Revised August 2012  All Rights Reserved.  Flint, MI  USA

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Mid - Michigan's Most Exciting Theatre

10-04 MMV  The New McCree Theatre.  Revised August 2012  All Rights Reserved.  Flint, MI  USA

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 A satire about an imaginary Southern town where all the black people have suddenly disappeared. The only ones left are sick and lying in hospital beds, refusing to get well. Infants are crying because they are being tended to by strange parents. The Mayor pleads for the President, Governor, and the NAACP to send him “a jackpot of jigaboos.”

 

Happy Ending, a one-act play by Douglas Turner Ward, presented in repertory with Day of Absence.  The story of two sisters, Ellie and Vi, who work as maid and laundress for the wealthy Harrisons.  As the play begins they are sitting at the kitchen table in a tenement apartment in Harlem, lamenting the end of their good times.  Mr. Harrison has discovered his wife in an act of infidelity.