Members of the Black Students’ Association will perform a Black History production which students and the community are invited to attend.
The play, called Testify, was produced by BSA president Khamisie Green and is set in an impoverished district in North Carolina.
“The play is going to be very entertaining with our version of muses (like Hercules), the Blues, and various dance numbers, and overall a phenomenal and talented cast,” said Green, senior vocal education major from Odessa. “Hopefully it will open eyes and hearts and create a desire to aid in solving the problems that they will see.”
The play will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene. This will be the 17th production by BSA intended to provide insight on the history and hardships of black history during Black History Month.
“The play will be a great experience for anyone who goes,” said Blessing Eke, freshman biochemistry major from McKinney. “It will express many problems that have been faced and are still faced today.”
The show is free and anyone is able to attend, but donations are encouraged and will go toward the Flint Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan. All proceeds will be sent to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund.
“I am excited to see the play,” said Avery McFarlin, freshman nursing major from Arlington. “I have a couple of friends that are involved that have told me that it’s going to provide a lot of insight on how to handle different life circumstances aside from sharing history.”
BSA promotes educational and cultural benefits for African-American students.
For more information on the play, visit “ACU Black Students Association” on Facebook, or visit their website at http://acubsa.wix.com/wildcat.