Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina will present the world premiere of the original play “Radical Son: A Play in One Act About Freedom” in Charleston in October 2015. This adventure-drama reveals one of America’s first abolitionists, Charleston’s own John Laurens, a young, unsung Revolutionary war hero. SC Humanities supported this project with a Mini Grant in 2014.
John Laurens was an American soldier and statesman from South Carolina during the Revolutionary War who was best known for his criticism of slavery and efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as soldiers. The play “Radical Son” examines this historical figure’s life, including his struggles with his father, Henry and his relationship with his secretly freed black servant, Phillip.
“Radical Son” features Robbin Night and co-stars Broadway veteran Clarence Felder with a professional supporting cast. Tickets cost $22 adult, $20 senior, $15 military, $10 students and can be reserved by calling 843-277-2171. More information can be found at http://www.actorstheatreofsc.org/.
The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. Established in 1973, this 501(c) 3 organization is governed by a volunteer 23-member Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state. It presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that directly or indirectly reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.