Aaron Clifton Moten and John Douglas Thompson Star in Reading Crafted From Letters of Langston Hughes Tonight

News   Aaron Clifton Moten and John Douglas Thompson Star in Reading Crafted From Letters of Langston Hughes Tonight
 
Aaron Clifton Moten and John Douglas Thompson star in the premiere of Young Man Langston, a dramatic reading from the letters of Langston Hughes, Feb. 23 at the 92nd Street Y.

The 8 PM reading looks at the poet's formative years, from the publication of "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and "The Weary Blues," to his travels through the American South and his life as an artist among artists in 1920s Harlem.

John Douglas Thompson
John Douglas Thompson

The script is by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel, editors of the newly published "Selected Letters of Langston Hughes," which includes Hughes' correspondence with Carl Van Vechten, Blanche Knopf, Zora Neale Hurston, Arna Bontemps, Countee Cullen, Ezra Pound, Paul Robeson and James Baldwin, among others.

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