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Oni Lasana Doin’ Dunbar as ‘Lias’ Mother
April 16 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
“Oni Lasana Doin’ Dunbar as ‘Lias’ Mother.” This unique historical and highly theatrical sto’try (poetic storytelling) is an uplifting educational and entertaining experience. The play features the southern dialect spoken word poetry of the iconic poet & author, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906).
Set during the 1800’s on a plantation in Cross, So. Carolina, the home of Oni’s paternal grandmother. ‘Lias’ Mother reveals the personal heartfelt experiences of an enslaved woman living on a southern plantation in America.
Elias, affectionately called ‘Lias’ by his mother, is a fictional character mentioned in Dunbar’s most beloved and recited poem, In The Morning. Oni Lasana brings Dunbar’s African American dialect poems of joy and sorry, to life.
This is a free and virtual event.