“An Evening with Langston Hughes”

“An Evening with Langston Hughes”


Thu, Feb 16, 2023    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Barron Arts Center
582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge, NJ, 07095

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The Barron Arts Center hosts “An Evening with Langston Hughes” presented by the American Historical Theatre

February 16, 2023 @ 7:30pm

For reservations call 732-634-0413

Langston Hughes was a poet who utilized the American language, music, slang and religious views to educate the world about African-American lifestyles during the Harlem Renaissance. His jazz poetry depicted the “low-life”, or the real life experiences of blacks in the lower social-economic strata. His criticisms focused on the divisions, and prejudices, based on skin color within the black community.

Actor Keith Henley’s portrayal deals with the issue of how to be oneself, and encourages all to joy in the knowledge that “I too have a song to sing” and to ask the question “why not me?”

Reservations Essential. Call (732)634-0413


This event is part of the All That Jazz NJ 2023 series at the Barron Arts Center; a multidisciplinary look at Jersey Jazz then & now.


Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners Through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.