BEAUFORD, JOSEPH AND THE DELANEY FAMILY
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020 | 6.30P
BIJOU THEATRE | 803 SOUTH GAY STREET
Admission: Adults $10; Students (K-12) $5
Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster (fees apply) or at the TN Theatre Box Office at 225 Clinch Avenue on the side of the theatre (Additional fee is $1.00)
February 28 & 29,
by Larry Delinger and Emily Anderson
Art, light, and friendship tell the story of
celebrated, Knoxville born, African-American painter Beauford Delaney, who left the segregated South for the heady freedom of the Harlem Renaissance and Bohemian
Paris. Famous singers, actors, writers, and artists adored him, Foremost
among them his ‘spiritual son,’ writer James Baldwin, who credits his beloved mentor with teaching him how to live, learn, and see. This genial soul, frequently suicidal, was plagued by poverty and
schizophrenic voices. Art became his lifeline, and he filled hundreds of bright canvases with joy and hope. Writer Henry Miller called them ‘canticles to the sun.’ Delaney’s journey out of darkness,
‘the misery,’ he called it, ‘of which the jewel of life is formed,’ is a splendid testament to the courage and resilience of a gifted man who found in the mystical marriage of color and shape the
healing grace of love.
Brandon Gibson as Beauford Delaney
Vincent Davis as James Baldwin
Regan Bisch as Voice 1
Joshua Allen as Voice 2
Breyon Ewing as Voice 3
Stage Direction by: Kathryn Frady & James Marvel
Conducting by: Brian Holman
February 28 & 29 at The Beck Cultural Center at 7:30pm
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1927 Dandridge Ave
Knoxville, TN 37915
Monday, February 25, 2019 | 6:3PM
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November 28 & 29, 2019
December 24,2019 Thru
January 2, 2020
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