The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival
The Boy From Troy is an original musical production of uplifting song set to the narrative of the life of civil rights icon and congressman John Robert Lewis. The production, which had its world premiere at the Rose L. Hardy Middle School in June 2018, is performed by an ensemble cast of Seventh, Eighth and Ninth grade students. The show chronicles six episodes in the life of John Lewis from when he was a boy growing up in heavily segregated Troy, Alabama, to his first meeting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1957 – when King sent the young Lewis a Greyhound bus ticket to come to Atlanta to meet with him, and then greeted him as “The Boy from Troy” – to Lewis being at the side of Robert F. Kennedy on April 4, 1968 in Indianapolis as he announced Dr. King’s assassination to a shocked gathering, and, finally, to Congressman Lewis’ election to Congress in 1986. The production’s world premiere was performed to cheers, tears and a standing ovation. The production is based on John Lewis’ own words – his autobiography, Walking with the Wind, written with Michael D’Orso, and March, A Graphic Novel, written and illustrated with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.
Ticketing Information: One Show only!
Date: Wednesday - June 26, 2019 @ Time: 7:00PM
Location: THEARC Theater - 1901 Mississippi Ave SE Washington, DC