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‘Greenwood’ staged reading

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 by The Press in Focus

A staged reading of “Greenwood, An American Dream … Destroyed” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Fowler Blast Furnace Room, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The play, written by Celeste Bedford Walker, is directed by Lynnie Godfrey.

According to a press release, “On a hot Memorial Day 1921 in Greenwood, Okla., [in] a section of Tulsa often referred to as Negro Wall Street, the pent-up rage and jealousy of the neighboring white citizenship exploded into a race riot that physically destroyed the township of Greenwood and also the dreams of the fictionalized Boley family. The riot left the thriving community of 600 businesses burned completely to the ground.”

A reading of “Greenwood” will also be held 5 p.m. Oct. 20, La Mama Rehearsal Studios, 47 Great Jones St., New York City.

Tickets: 610-297-7100