Down in Mississippi
Miami University's production of Down in Mississippi: A Gospel Play with Music by Carlyle Brown starts October 1st and continues through October 10th. This perfomance will be the world premiere. The production is part of the events surrounding the "Freedom Summer, Unity, and Change: Then and Now" conference scheduled for October 9th-11th.
If you're interested in learning more about African-American theatre, you might want to check out Alexander Street Press's Black Drama 1850 to the Present. You might also check out a couple of these book titles:
Best Black Plays: The Theodore Ward Prize for African-American Playwriting edited by Chuck Smith. King Library PS627.N4 B47 2007
Black Heroes in Monologues by Gus Edwards. King Library PS3555.D925 B55 2006
Reading Contemporary African-American Drama: Fragments of History, Fragments of Self edited by Trudier Harris. King Library PS338.N4 R43 2007