Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott presents his Walker at the theatre he founded in 1981. Boston Playwrights' Theatre, now in its 20th Anniversary season, will present the production Nov. 1-18 at their Massachusetts venue. Wesley Savick directs.
Walker tells the story of freedom fighter and son of a slave, David Walker. In 1830's Cambridge, MA, the abolitionist strives against the odds to print his "Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World" in this true story. The production features music by Galt MacDermot.
Artistic Director Walcott won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992. Walcott founded Boston Playwrights' Theatre as a venue for dramatists to develop new works. The theatre is also home to the playwrights of Boston University's distinguished Creative Writing Program.
For tickets to Walker at Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 949 Commonwealth Avenue,call (617) 358-PLAY. For more information on the theatre, visit their website at www.bu.edu/bpt/index.html.
— by Ernio Hernandez