Klein History Theater presents:
Educational plays about the lives, struggles, and triumphs of influential figures in American history.
Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
Written by Daniel Campagna
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Doors at 4:30PM / Box office opens at 4:00PM
A Special Encore Performance of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave starring Bridgeport native Tenisi Davis.
Written by Daniel Campagna and directed by Maureen Hamill.
This well-received one-man play has been performed in venues across the country and made its Klein debut on February 11, 2019. Celebrate Black History Month and discover the world of one of the prominent leaders of the abolitionist movement; it's a revealing look at who Frederick Douglass was as a man, beyond him as a historical figure. The podium used in the set is the very podium that Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at in 1961!
This play has been performed in theaters and venues across the country, including at the Douglass home in Maryland.
This powerful performance is not to be missed!
This show is not recommended for children under 10
Run time: 60 min
Great group rates are available! Tickets are $9 for groups of 20-49 and $8.50 for groups of 50 or more.
Contact the Box Office Manager at (800) 424-0160 x2 option 3 for discount
This performance is underwritten by sponsors
Aquarion Water Company
Norenne Boyne Decker Trust
About Tenisi Davis
Tenisi Davis is a versatile actor who has performed in theater, film and network television projects. Most recently he made guest appearances in such series as NBC’s Manifest, Blue Bloods on CBS and Daredevilon Netflix. On stage he has performed at the Shubert Theater in New Haven, National Black Theater in New York City, Collective Consciousness Theater, Studio 54 and Capital Classics in Hartford. He made his Klein acting debut on our stage in late 2017 in the Emerging Voices production of Trumpednotized.
A native of Bridgeport and graduate of Bullard-Havens Technical High School, Tenisi received his formal training in the theater arts program at Housatonic Community College, as well as Performing Arts Center of Connecticut and the Alvin Ailey Foundation.
We are honored to bring him back to The Klein in this 1-man show about Frederick Douglass as part of the Klein History Theater series.
"Learn More About It!" collaboration with The Westport Library
To encourage reading and education along with artistic performances
See a list of corresponding titles below!
Kevin Miller, about starring in Ben:
"What an honor and privilege to portray this legendary, historic figure. A recent excursion to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia allowed me the opportunity to enter HIS time. Not only his time, but also to walk where he walked, and to be in the exact hallowed rooms where he ate, drank, told stories, and most certainly belly laughed. I hope that you enjoy learning about the man that I have learned to love portraying. Mr. Ben Franklin."
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