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Langston Vs. McCarthy – Part of Roots en Route

Roots en Route – Theatre

One of the things we’re most excited about when it comes to the Roots en Route Festival is the diversity of arts that are represented along with the diversity of perspectives.

On February 14 & 16, a remarkable exchange between Langston Hughes, Poet of the Harlem Renaissance and Senator Joe McCarthy, who had summoned Hughes before his notorious Committee investigating suspected Communist subversion in the United States.

Ronald Weihs evokes the exchange by interweaving music and dramatic reading using the actual transcripts as a basis for his research. It should be a fascinating evening!


Thursday, February 14th and Saturday, February 16th at 7:30pm
Theatre – Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy a dramatic reading
Venue: ARTWORD ARTBAR (15 Colbourne Street – west off James Street North, one block south of Barton-  905-543-8512 )
Tickets $10 in advance/$15 at the door/$8 for Matapa members