The Fula from America: An African Journey
“A tour de force recalling the best work of such monologists as Lily Tomlin and Spalding Gray.” – Variety
Acclaimed African-American writer/performer Carlyle Brown’s engrossing one-man show about searching for his identity in West Africa is the centerpiece for an evening that will celebrate, raise funds for, and unveil the design for Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground Memorial.
Post-Show: candlelight procession to the Burying Ground site, where we will hear a song by local chorus Con Tutti! under the direction of Joanne Connolly, with drumming by Randy Armstrong and Drumamma. There will also be a partial reading of the 1779 petition of the slaves for freedom and remarks by local clergy.
In collaboration with the African Burying Ground Committee, Carlyle Brown and Company and Kent Stephens’ STAGE FORCE