The Black Clown
Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival
About The Black Clown
Fusing vaudeville, gospel, opera, jazz, and spirituals, The Black Clown brings Langston Hughes’s famed 1931 poem to life in a stunning new music-theater piece. Powerful and prescient, the experience of a Black man’s resilience against a legacy of oppression unfolds, featuring baritone Davóne Tines in the title role. He’s joined by an ensemble of 12 and a chamber orchestra performing a vibrant score by Michael Schachter.
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A production of American Repertory Theater at Harvard University with the kind cooperation of the Estate of Langston Hughes
70 minutes, no intermission
Recommended for ages 14 and up.