MoAD and The Lorraine Hansberry Theater present a staged reading of In the Evening By the Moonlight, written by Traci Tolmaire and co-created and directed by Margo Hall.
Set in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, In the Evening by the Moonlight imagines a magical moment in the life of award-winning playwright and activist Lorraine Hansberry. On this night, at her Waverly Place flat in New York, Lorraine shares a rowdy scotch filled evening debating, confronting fears, and celebrating the hope of revolution with her two close friends- the incomparable musician Nina Simone and the prolific writer James Baldwin.
The Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at MoAD is a collaboration that connects theater and the visual arts, bringing both audiences together, making each art form more accessible and relevant to both constituencies and providing context across art forms. Each presentation will be followed by an audience discussion.
This program is presented in conjunction with the Lorraine Hansberry Initiative and the Alison Saar installation To Sit A While, on view at MoAD April 5-30, 2023.
Free admission is provided in conjunction with Thrive@MoAD, our monthly free community days generously sponsored by Kaiser Permanente.