Saturday, February 5 at 7:30pm
Miller Theatre Complex, Hope Theatre
1231 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403
Personal History follows an African-American couple as they navigate three moments in American life, stretched out over a century in the city of Chicago. The highly educated pharmacist Eugene enters the world of the play in 1903, outraged that he is overqualified and underemployed. At an elegant parlor party hosted by his white business associate, Eugene scandalizes the other guests by challenging their comfortable liberalism. He also meets his future bride, Bethany, herself an accomplished business owner. As the action shifts from 1903 to the 1950s and eventually, to the 1990s, their relationship changes. The play is a snapshot of the history of African Americans and their struggles in this country.
Directed by Stanley Coleman
Dates: Jan. 28, 29, 30 (matinee), Feb. 4, 5
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)
$10 GA | $8 non-UO student/ UO faculty & staff/ senior | FREE for UO students with ID