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Powers New Voices Festival - Uncle Remus, His Life and Times, as Told to Aaron Coleman

January 15

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Photo Credits
<p>(from left) Reanne Acasio, Carol Cabrera, and Alexandra Slade, Celebrating Community Voices at the Powers New Voices Festival, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.</p>
Powers New Voices Festival - Uncle Remus, His Life and Times, as Told to Aaron Coleman

Summary

Uncle Remus, His Life and Times, as Told to Aaron Coleman
By Aaron Coleman

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15
7:30 p.m.

There’s more to the tale than zip-a-dee-doo-dah. Uncle Remus’s famous Brer Rabbit folktales have enchanted Americans for over a century—no one more than Aaron Coleman, a contemporary writer struggling to find his own story in today’s world. Seeking inspiration, Aaron finds himself transported to a plantation cabin in the late 1800s, face to face with the legendary Remus. As the withered man starts spinning his wild stories, conjuring up a fantastical world of rabbits and foxes, he cracks open his own unspoken life. But can he help Aaron discover his own truth? Uncle Remus, His Life and Times, as Told to Aaron Coleman is a new play about reclaiming the past to understand the present—and reveals the galvanizing truths about being a Black storyteller in America, then and now.

Tickets to all festival readings require reservations and are free. Reservations for Globe subscribers and donors are available now through January 4, 2023. Subject to availability, reservations for the general public will be available beginning January 5 at 12:00 noon. A line for standby seating will form 30 minutes before each performance of the Powers New Voices Festival. Based on ticket-holder attendance, those standing in the standby line may be seated. Seating is based on seat availability and is not guaranteed. Latecomers with tickets are also not guaranteed admittance.