by Carl Hancock Rux
directed by Erik Ehn
April 7-10 and April 14-17
April 7-9 & 14 @ 8:00pm
April 10 & April 17 @ 2:00pm
April 17 @ 7:00pm 

Archer Aymes wrote his first and only novel, the acclaimed Mother and Son, in 1959. In 1970, he was found dead in a jail cell, where he was awaiting trial for unlawful protest and manslaughter. Now, his critics, contemporaries, admirers, defenders, and detractors have gathered at an academic conference in the ruins of the Museum of Antiquities to discuss his life, politics, and art. Talk is written by Carl Hancock Rux, currently a Visiting Lecturer in Playwriting at TAPS, and directed by Erik Ehn, Head of Playwriting

Carl Hancock RuxCarl Hancock RuxCarl Hancock Rux is an accomplished and award-winning playwright and experienced teacher. Heis former Head of the MFA Writing for Performance Program at the California Institute of the Arts where he worked with Erik Ehn. He has taught or been in residence at UCSD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Hollins University, the University of Iowa, Stanford University, and The New School. Rux’s plays and performance works for theater have been produced and or commissioned throughout the United States and internationally at various venues including the Joseph Papp Public Theater, the Robert E. Fischer Center for the Performing Arts, PS 122, and the Kitchen. His plays include the OBIE award-winning "Talk" (TCG), "Geneva Cottrell, Waiting for the Dog to Die," "Mycenaean," "Chapter & Verse," "The No Black Male Show," and the libretto for two operas: "'The Blackamoor Angel" and "Mackandal."

NOTE: This performance has special Spring Weekend showtimes:

April 7-9 @ 8:00pm
April 10 @ 2:00pm
April 14 @ 8:00pm
April 17 @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm

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