Jubilee Announces Production for Black History Month 2020

Jubilee Theatre presents Lorraine Hansberry’s “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” on stage January 24th – February 23rd, 2020

Fort Worth, TX; (January 7th, 2020) Jubilee Theatre premieres its Black History Month production for the 2019-2020 season, “Shades of Us!”, on January 24th, 2020 at 8:00 PM at the Jubilee Theatre in Sundance Square. Single tickets are priced at $24, $27, and $32. All are available at the box office, by telephone (817.338.4411), or online (www.JubileeTheatre.org ). Student and Group discounts are available.


After winning fame with her play Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry (pictured below), uniquely and boldly, weaves through her life experiences that shaped her. In angry, loving, bitter, laughing, and defiantly proud turns, the story, voice, and message are Lorraine Hansberry's own, offering a glimpse of the black experience in mid-century America.

"Though it be a thrilling and marvelous thing to be merely young and gifted in such times, it is doubly so—doubly dynamic—to be young, gifted and black." – Lorraine Hansberry.

Lorraine Hansberry is a renowned American playwright, best known for A Raisin in the Sun, which was the first play by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway. To Be Young, Gifted, and Black is based on Lorraine Hansberry’s collective writings, published 4 years after her death.

This production will be directed by Jubilee’s own D. Wambui Richardson, freshly returning from directing Jubilee Theatre’s holiday musical. Richardson has stated a great admiration for the play: “What better way to honor Ms. Lorraine Hansberry then by producing To Be Young, Gifted, and Black? Here we are not only exposed to such writing as A Raisin in the Sun, What use are Flowers? The Sign in Sydney Burstein’s Window, and The Drinking Gourd but also gain a deeper understanding of the woman behind the words. Her life was a rich tapestry of experience which gave birth to her works and we are honored to tell her story in her words.”

The dual roles of Lorraine Hansberry will be played by local talents Alissa McCaffrey and Jasmine Shanise (pictured left).


Jubilee Theatre will present its own production of To Be Young, Gifted, and Black starting on January 24th, 2020. Jubilee Theatre is proud to announce a partnership with TCC, to bring ASL interpreters to Thursday night performances. To Be Young, Gifted, and Black will show Thursday nights through Saturday nights, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday. The production will close at Jubilee Theatre on Sunday, February 23rd, 2020.

Season tickets as low as $100!  Single tickets are priced at $24, $27, and $32. All are available at the box office, by telephone (817.338.4411), or online (www.JubileeTheatre.org ). Student and Group discounts are available; please call Jubilee Theatre for more information (817.338.4411).


Jubilee’s mission is to create and produce theatrical works that give voice to the African-American experience.


All performances are held at Jubilee Theatre in Downtown Ft. Worth.


506 Main St.

Fort Worth, TX 76102



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