Welcome to our Event Tickets page! Each of AWOL’s programs culminates in a HUGE public performance featuring none other than, our very own Savannah youth. AWOL events are probably the single most important part of our programing as this gives youth an opportunity to showcase their talent. What a huge self-esteem boost! In addition, your attendance at AWOL events also helps us to support the programs that Savannah youth have grown to love so much.
AWOL is known for taking historical works and fusing them together with contemporary and often hard hitting topics, allowing area youth an opportunity to not only learn, but to showcase their talent in a meaningful and prolific fashion. Conversations is just that style of theater, using the works of the great American Poet, Mr. Langston Hughes to drive the storyline. Langston Hughes was first recognized as an important literary figure during the 1920s, a period known as the “Harlem Renaissance” because of the number of emerging black writers. As one of the founders of the cultural movement known as the Harlem Renaissance, which he practically defined in his essay, “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain” (1926), he was innovative in his use of jazz rhythms and dialect to depict the life of urban blacks in his poetry, stories, and plays. Having provided the lyrics for the musical Street Scene (1947) and the play that inspired the opera Troubled Island (1949), in the 1960s he returned to the stage with works that drew on black gospel music, such as Black Nativity (1961).
Lakesha Green, AWOL’s Theater Arts Director, has worked collaboratively with youth in the program to fuse together a story line, which conveys the delicate nature of everyday communication, and it’s importance in life. Using popular pieces such as Hughes’s A Dream Deferred and Daybreak in Alabama, Green weaves an intricate tale of life’s struggles and triumphs. The Conversations of our life, both good and bad, become small pieces of who we are and what we shall become. In this piece audience members will come to have a new found appreciation for Langston Hughes ability to communicate life’s most challenging topics through the art of poem.
General Public Show Tickets
Paper tickets may be purchased and picked up at the AWOL Office location (6 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd.) on Savannah’s southside near Star Castle Arcade Monday-Thursday from 10am-4pm. Tickets may be paid for cash, check or credit card. For Group Rate discounts (20 or more tickets) please contact Davena Jordan at email@example.com or call 912-704-3812 for more information.
Show Dates: February 15-16, 2013
Location: Savannah Civic Center-Johny Mercer Theater
Adults-$20 Children Age 5 and Under-$5 **Child tickets must be purchased at the door**
TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE AWOL BOX OFFICE 1-HOUR PRIOR TO THE SHOW START. AWOL BOX OFFICE WILL BE LOCATED AT THE SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER IN FRONT OF THE JOHNNY MERCER THEATRE.