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Embassy Theatre's Regional Premiere Of "American Son" Memorializes George Floyd

Credit Courtesy/Albert Brownlee
Brownlee hopes that this play will open dialogues that allow the community to heal, reflect and reconcile differences.

Fort Wayne native Albert Brownlee is partnering with the Embassy Theatre to honor the one year anniversary of the death of George Floyd with a regional premiere of Christopher Demos-Brown's award winning Broadway play, American Son.

The show, which opens this Friday, will run on Saturday evening and again, on Tuesday, May 25th to memorialize the tragic event.

A special musical performance by Mikki White, Fatima Washinton , Melanin Soulest and pianist, Tommy Saul will accompany the performances.

Post-show discussions with city officials, members of law enforcement and community organizers will be conducted nightly.

For a behind the scenes look at the fine points of the production, WBOI's Julia Meek spoke with Brownlee about its message, the collaboration and the community impact he hopes it will make.

Event Information:

"American Son" at the Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne
Friday and Saturday, May 21st & 22nd, 2021
7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25
7:30 p.m.

For tickets and more information visit the Embassy Theatre website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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