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Infants of the Spring

Event Information

Location

Rand Theater

Date & Time

Mar 21, 2018 | 7:30 pm Mar 28, 2018 | 7:30 pm

Contact Name

Anna-Maria Goossens

Phone

(413) 545-2511

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Infants of the Spring
Adapted by Ifa Bayeza from the 1932 novel by Wallace Thurman
Directed by Ifa Bayeza

Imagine living in a boarding house during the Harlem Renaissance, elbow to elbow with a vibrant collective of African-American thinkers, writers, artists, musicians, and poets. All of that creative energy births brilliant work about race, gender, sex, class, and gentrification — but can it truly effect social change? And how do these artists balance the calling of their creative muses, their need to support themselves, and their belief in social justice? Ifa Bayeza’s vibrant adaptation of Thurman’s satirical roman a clef challenges us to consider the power of art to effect social change today.

Performances are in the Rand Theater on: March 21, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m.; March 24 at 2 p.m.; School Matinee: March 30 at 10 a.m.

Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $15 general admission. Theater tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center box office, by calling 1-800-999-UMAS or by visiting the box office online.