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An Adam Experiment: The Life of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Aronoff Center for the Arts- Jarson Kaplan Theater$15 – $25
Photo credit: Cincinnati Arts Association Press Release
Tickets for the Adam Experiment Cincinnati one-man performance are just $20.
An Adam Experiment is a one-man play that explores a day in the life of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., a pioneering crusader for justice during the Civil Rights movement and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. This play touches on Adam’s fight for equality for African Americans as well as struggles in his personal life. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. comes to life through the incredible performance by Michael Chenevert and focuses on a specific day where he is dealing with an angry country due to integration and his wife confronting him about the future of their marriage.
On the street blocks of Sixth St., Walnut St., and Seventh St. there are several independent valet operators just footsteps from an Aronoff Center entrance. Valet stations are located adjacent to Nada Restaurant, Nicholson’s Gastropub, and Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. Valet parking is also available at the Aronoff Center, adjacent to the Weston Art Gallery and is available for most performances in the Procter & Gamble Hall. Most valet service opens one hour prior to performance time. Please note that for Sunday matinee performances, most stations are not open. For specific performances and valet availability, call 513-721-3344.
About An Adam Experiment
On stage, An Adam Experiment educates audiences on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., who was a Baptist Minister at the famed Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City and a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Harlem, New York, from 1945 to 1971.
By 1961, Mr. Powell was appointed to the powerful position of Chairman of the Education and Labor Committee and was one of the influential voices in the passing of significant social and civil rights legislation under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. An Adam Experiment takes this political backdrop and creatively delves into Mr. Powell’s life where he is dealing with an angry country due to integration as well as with personal challenges with his marriage. After each performance, audience members will have a chance to do a Q&A with Mr. Chenevert and discuss the play, as well as its parallels with social justice issues facing our society today.