CONNECT: The High Cost of Identity: Heritage vs. Assimilation

On Monday, February 23, at 7:00pm, Your Real Stories teams up with American Stage  to present an evening of theater, storytelling, and conversation inspired by August Wilson’s Radio Golf.

Identity is arguably the most important theme in the play where Wilson raises questions about whether Black culture and heritage can survive integration.

Who are we? How much do we owe our heritage? And what is the cost of assimilation?

Your Real Stories creates live theater based on interviews from local community members who have struggled with these questions, and this theatrical and conversational event is designed to connect the themes of the play to life in St. Petersburg, FL.

Tony-nominated actor, Anthony Chisholm  (a cast member of the current production of “Radio Golf”) presents a staged reading of the story shared by Bishop Preston D.H. Leonard, (Christ Gospel Church, St. Pete) and WFLA news anchor, Rod Carter will moderate a  lively panel discussion with the actual local  storytellers and other community members who bring a broad range of experience to the questions at hand.

Radio Golf  CONNECT Community Forum
The High Cost of Identity: Heritage vs. Assimilation
Monday, February 23rd  – 7:00-8:30 pm at American Stage Theatre
Moderated by Rod Carter, WFLA News Anchor
Admission:  FREE  Reserve Your Seat Here

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