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Lennox Brown's The Captive

The Department of English is delighted to announce that George Elliott Clarke will be introducing and hosting a staged reading of Lennox Brown's The Captive. Winner of the 1965 National One-Act Playwriting Award, The Captive is the first play by an African-Canadian writer to appear in print. To date this groundbreaking play has never been staged. Brown's current whereabouts are unknown. Please join us on Friday, March 9th, at 8 pm in the Suncor Energy Hall when this forgotten work is restored to the Canadian stage. 

Four young men from different parts of the African diaspora abduct a man whom they suspect of having murdered Civil Rights workers in 1960s Mississippi. Their plan to administer rough justice takes a disastrous turn.  

Writer in Residence

The Pratt Lecture

SPARKS Literary Festival

Gregory J. Power Poetry Competition

 

 

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Tel: (709) 864-8000