When: Fri., Jan. 26, 8 p.m. 2018
Daniel Beaty returns to the August Wilson Center tonight for his new one-man performance. In Emergency, Beaty — known for solo works including Mr. Joy and Breath & Imagination — portrays 40 different characters and their reactions to an event that shakes New York like never before: the appearance of an 18th-century slave ship in front of the Statue of Liberty. Using transformative poetry, song and story-telling, Beaty explores what it means to be free. An audience Q&A with Beaty follows.