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2019 Season

Plays Out Loud! 2019

On Stage

Jul 18–Aug 24, 2019

Plays Out Loud 2019!

In 2019, the Union's Performing Arts program presented its third annual summer reading series, Plays Out Loud! This readers theatre series gives directors, actors, and audiences an opportunity to experience live theatre focusing solely on the words. All performances are done with script in hand followed by a Q&A session with the director and cast.

Day of Absence

By Douglas Turner Ward
- July 18 + 19, 2019

In Douglas Turner Ward's Day of Absence the symbiotic status quo of a small Southern town vanishes when all the Black citizens suddenly disappear. This satirical fantasy kicked off the pioneering Negro Ensemble Company in 1965.

Simply Heavenly

Lyrics by Langston Hughes // Music by David Martin
- August 23 + 24, 2019

Simply Heavenly is a musical comedy with book and lyrics by Langston Hughes and music by David Martin, based on Hughes' novel Simple Takes A Wife and other Simple stories. The setting is Paddy’s Bar, a refuge where the hard working or out of work regulars all have a good enough reason to sing the blues.

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