Previews May 25, 2017
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Renowned 20th-century African-American artist "Uncle Jimmy" has died poor and alone; his life's work — a radical retelling of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn called The Illuminated Twain — is left behind in pieces. His estranged son James Clemens Jr. struggles to eulogize his father when he is interrupted by the arrival of Uncle Jimmy's widow, Edna Finn, the self-proclaimed last living descendent of Huckleberry. Written by W. David Hancock in collaboration with visual artist Wardell Milan, Master exists between the language of theater and the silence of art as it confronts the inadequacy of our American stories head-on and imagines a new freedom.