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Past Event

Reading: "Amazing Grace is Yellow"

October 16, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris

Join us for a reading performance of "Amazing Grace is Yellow", a play by Silver Wainhouse

Amazing Grace is Yellow is a play by Silver Wainhouse in three acts that shine light on the life of Beauford Delaney, an African American and a painter, born in 1901 in Knoxville, Tennessee. The play follows Delaney from the time he left Knoxville in September 1923 to his death in Paris on March 26,1979. Tormented by voices, loved by all who made his acquaintance, and anointed by genius, Beauford's beauty pulls us in and infuses us with love and grace.

 

SYNOPSIS OF SCENES

ACT I / SCENE

1. On a southern train bound for the northern United States

2. Beauford's studio in Boston

3. New York City rooming house and an adjacent park

ACT II / SCENE

1. Beauford's studio in New York City

2. Park in New York City

ACT III / SCENE

1. Paris café in Montparnasse; years later.

2. Paris hospital; garden area

3. Paris asylum; Hôpital Sainte-Anne

 

Cast (in alphabetical order):

JaQuincy Atkins, Edouard Chény, Vanessa Dolmen, Audrey Mikondo, Patrick Rameau, Monique Y. Wells

 

Director: Silver Wainhouse

Producer: Monique Y. Wells