Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days celebrates the life of athlete Jesse Owens
Black History Month wouldn't be complete without an installment of donnie l. betts's Black Radio Days, the live radio show that picks up where the first nationwide African-American radio drama, produced in Chicago by Richard Durham more than sixty years ago, left off. That boundary-breaking program, Destination Freedom, dramatized the lives of great figures in African-American history; betts now continues in its spirit with all-new scripts.
Tonight, Destination Freedom: Black Radio Days will present a tribute to 1936 Olympic athlete Jesse Owens at 7 p.m. at the Lone Tree Arts Center; betts has cast Theo Wilson (aka Denver slam poet Lucifury) in the lead role, and in keeping with the medium, the show includes sound effects by an onstage Foley artist and live music.
A talkback with the cast follows the show; admission for the evening is $15. Get tickets and information at LTAC online or call 720-509-1000.
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