No Snakes in This Grass
Harlem Street Theater piece revived
by James Magnusson
presented by University of Texas at Austin Graduate School
patio of the Lyndon B . Johnson School, 2313 Red River Street
November 18, 6 p.m. no charge
followed by panel discussion in the LBJ School Lecture Hall.
A classic one-act of street theater from the Civil Rights Movement. Set in the Garden of Eden, an all-American Adam has read the script and is going to send Cain and Abel to separate schools and have the boats ready for the flood. All his dreams are thrown into a cocked hat when he has to confront a black Eve. A hilarious and moving comedy about race and the Fall, then and now.
Written by James Magnuson, directed by Mical Whitaker, produced by Richard Allen Center for Culture and Art (RACCA)
This classic one act by James Magnuson, director of the James A. Michener Center for Writers, was first staged in Harlem in 1965. In summer 2010 it was revived at Lincoln Center, 45 years after its original production, sparked by a remarkable performance by a recent UT alumnus. The Graduate School is delighted to be able to bring the Lincoln Center cast to Austin in a performance of "No Snakes in This Grass."