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Personal History by Dominic Taylor

Friday, January 21, 2022 at 7:30pm

More dates through February 5, 2022

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. 21, 22, 28, 29, 30 (matinee), Feb. 4, 5

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (


$10 GA | $8 non-UO student/ UO faculty & staff/ senior | FREE for UO students with ID



Event Type

Arts & Culture, Performance/Theater, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Diversity, Black and African American, Women and Gender, Listen.Learn.Act, Student Life, Live After Five (5:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m.)


College of Arts & Sciences, Theatre Arts

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, New Students



$10 GA | $8 non-UO student/ UO Faculty & Staff/ Senior | FREE for UO Students with ID


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