Mid-Season Harlem Renaissance Social
March 25, 2023 at 12:00pm
The Great Hall at Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
EgoPo and Theatre in the X present a nationally-acclaimed expert panel on the history and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and its effect on American culture to today. The event will occur in the Great Hall of Christ Church where Alaine Locke, the intellectual architect of the Harlem Renaissance, worshipped with his mother.
The Harlem Renaissance Social features all-inclusive beer, and artisan pizza from Down North Pizza, a Black-owned business that aims to help erase employment barriers faced by formerly incarcerated people. Down North Pizza was featured in the top 50 up-and-coming restaurants in the New York Times in 2021.
By Jessie Redmon Fauset
Adapted by Walter DeShields & Lane Savadove
Directed by Walter DeShields
April 19-29, 2023
The April 20th performance is Pay What You Can for Theatre in the X audiences - use promo code TITX
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
A resident of North Philadelphia and valedictorian from Girls High, author Jessie Redmon Fauset would go on to become a leader of the Harlem Renaissance literary movement, confounding critics by writing from both feminist and racial justice perspectives. In Plum Bun, Angela Murray, a young light-skinned Black woman, faces the headwinds of racism and sexism in 1920s Philadelphia. She leaves for New York, passing as white within Greenwich Village Bohemia before an unexpected journey leads her to a personal reckoning and a reclaiming of her Black identity. EgoPo presents this sprawling period-piece with a dynamic staging and an 18-person cast.
To redeem special Theatre in the X $10 tickets for any of the performances use code TITX when purchasing.
For phone orders please call EgoPo's box office at 267-273-1414.