Yadkin Arts Council brings “Douglass / Dunbar” back to Willingham Theater stage almost in February


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The Willingham Theater is delighted to bring back Ron Stacker Thompson’s production of “DOUGLASS / DUNBAR” for Black History Month. This musical piece, featuring the famous baritone / bass Jason McKinney, pays homage to two of the literary and historical giants of the 19th century. The show will tell the stories of Fredrick Douglass, statesman and politician, and Paul Laurence Dunbar, poet and icon of the black community. Filled with music ranging from blues and classical to witty, “DOUGLASS / DUNBAR” will be funny in places, touching in others, and always gripping and informative.

Due to the current state of the pandemic and with the safety of actors, clients and staff in mind, this show will be filmed on stage without an audience and then be available to stream online from February 15 to March 1. . are available at www.yadkinarts.org for $ 15 each. A link to view the show will be emailed to ticket holders by 5 p.m. on February 15. All tickets purchased after the premiere date will automatically include a link.

Douglass / Dunbar is presented in conjunction with the Yadkin Arts Council’s Arts in Education Theater / Page to Stage Programming, and was funded by grants from the Clemmons Community Foundation (Wayne A. Shore Endowment Fund), Yadkin County School System, Duke Energy Carolinas, Sheetz, and the NC Arts Council (a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Www.NCArts.org.)

For more information, visit yadkinarts.org or call 336-679-2941.


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