Word Festival headed to the Weidner Center

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a Word Festival, a series of events allowing the audience to experience the spoken word transformed into unforgettable stories through storytelling, spoken word and hip-hop theatre.

The first event is “And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey Along the Trail of Tears” on Nov. 14 and 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. This event takes place in Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center.

The next event is “Words and Music- A Program of Monologues” and is part of a collaboration between the 6:30 Concert Series and Think Theatre Series on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center. This event is free and open to the public.

On Friday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center, award-winning and internationally acclaimed theater artists the Q Brothers will be performing their rendition of Shakespeare’s Othello titled “Othello: The Remix”.

The final event as part of the Word Festival will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center. (M)iyamoto is Black Enough, a group that entertains audiences with a combination of poems and complex musical compositions, will be performing.

At a 60% discounted rate over single-ticket pricing, a package including tickets to all Word Festival events can be purchased for $65.


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