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Ebony Theatre presenting powerful one-act drama 'Dutchman'

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 


MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's Ebony Theatre will present "Dutchman" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27 at the Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium.

On an intense subway ride in New York City, a white woman and African-American man are drawn together in a conversation full of bias and assumption. Through a shocking series of events, the provocative play displays the depth and intensity of prejudice as it reveals the twisted standards of American culture. Written by Amiri Baraka, "Dutchman" continues to spark conversation more than 50 years after its initial production.

"Dutchman" is directed by Danielle Levings, master's student in theatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and sponsored by Ebony Theatre and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Tickets are $8 for adults; $7 for faculty/staff, military and seniors; and $5 for students and youth, plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at 785-532-6428. Tickets also may be purchased online at k-state.edu/theatre. Fees apply to phone and online orders.

The following Kansas State University students are in the cast of "Dutchman":

From Greater Kansas City: Donovan Watts, freshman in agricultural economics, Kansas City, as Young Man; Trevor Frankenfield, freshman in mechanical engineering, Olathe, Ensemble member; and Jordan Doebbeling, freshman in pre-psychology, Overland Park, Ensemble member.

Egypt Edwards, senior in horticulture, Manhattan, Ensemble member; Kelli Jones, junior in theatre, Smith Center, as Lula; and Xavier Strong, theatre, Topeka, as Musician.

From out of state:

Shiana Tyler, sophomore in theatre, Phenix City, Alabama, Ensemble member; Gary D. Hackett III, senior in management, Swainsboro, Georgia, as the Conductor; Darrington Clark, senior in mass communications, Kansas City, Missouri, as Clay; and Katherine Boulanger, senior in theatre, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Ensemble member.




Fatmah Al-Qadan


K-State Theatre

Written by

Malorie Wagner