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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

An All African-American Play at the Barter Theater, Abingdon, VA - Black History Month


    February 17th to March 17th at Barter’s                                 Smith Theatre

Cephus Miles is a hardworking North Carolina farmer who has the whole world in his callused hands—until his love Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man.  Hurt and confused, Cephus leaves his country life and answers the siren call of the city, a journey that leads him to discover his true home.  Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company, this melodic coming-of-age story gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of every American who has searched for a place to belong.

This production is a part of Barter’s Black Stories Black Voices initiative.