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Free Fred Brown!
December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
A play about justice, community, and self-determination by Ujima Company directed by Lorna C. Hill. The performance will be followed by conversation.
Free Fred Brown! is a devised theatre piece about a young black man who becomes the reluctant face of a movement while in prison for “theft of services” from the National Gas Company. Fred is from Uptown, a frontline community at the epicenter of economic, racial, and climate justice, in a rust-belt city that is identical to Buffalo, NY.
When a surprise snow storm wreaks havoc on the region, Uptown suffers most and demands explanations: What happened? Who is responsible, and how do we make sure it doesn’t happen again?
Funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities