Local theater fans have a wide range of options this weekend. Choices range from classic plays, faith-based production, a look back at secretive government experiment and beautiful music.
To Be Young, Gifted & Black – Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth is presenting a classic. After winning fame with her play Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry, uniquely and boldly, weaves through the life experiences that shaped her. In angry, loving, bitter, laughing, and defiantly proud turns, the story, voice, and message are Lorraine Hansberry’s own. The show opens this weekend and runs through Feb. 23. JubileeTheatre.org
I Can Do All Things: An Inspirational Stage Play presented at Friendship-West Baptist Church on Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Ray is recently unemployed and currently out of luck. After losing his job due to the economy, Ray finds himself deep in debt and running out of time. His dire straits make way for some desperate decisions to be made. To keep from being homeless and to catch up on bills, he attempts to take on several positions. None of which he has any experience for as a pastor, phone sex operator, and phone psychic! The money is rolling in and Ray is on top of the world, but can he really do all things or will his secrets catch up with him? Find out how it all goes down in this funny on stage production starring Brian J. White, Darrin Henson, and Pastor Rickie Rush! You won’t want to miss this! Tickets via Eventbrite.
Ms. Evers’ Boys presented by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters at 1309 Canton Street on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. Visit Ticketmaster for more info. In an effort to get medical help for Alabama tenant farmers, their nurse, Miss Evers, convinces them to join a government study to treat venereal disease. When the money runs out, Nurse Evers is faced with a difficult decision: to tell the men that they are no longer being treated and that they are now part of a research study to see what untreated syphilis will do to them, or follow the lead of the doctor she respects and the tenets of the nursing profession.
The Titus Art Song Recital Series – Angel Blue has enthralled audiences from the Hollywood Bowl to the Metropolitan Opera to Europe’s most esteemed opera houses and concert venues. Now, thanks to Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus, TDO presents Angel Blue in a uniquely intimate setting at the Moody Performance Hall on Sunday, Jan. 26, tickets at attpac.org.