To My Unborn Child: A Love Letter From Fred Hampton
Iron Age Theatre
Friday, September 22
Philadelphia Ethical SocietyMap
Murdered by Chicago Police at 21 as he lay by his pregnant lover, visionary Black Panther Fred Hampton preached a humane, compassionate revolution against racist brutality, child hunger, poverty, and capitalism. Fred cries, “Power to the People,” in Rich Bradford’s world premiere play reviving a critical voice for justice.
This venue is not handicap accessible
$20 / 75 minutes
Iron Age Theatre has been creating plays that confront social issues and engage radical voices for more than 27 years. Productions include “Voices of the People’s History” in collaboration with Plays and Players and South Camden Repertory Theater; annual “Juneteenth” events; and the national tour of Howard Zinn’s Marx in Soho. Iron Age is developing an Emma Goldman play for 2018 and has brought historic voices to colleges through the educational program, Radical Acts. Other social justice dramas commissioned and produced by Iron Age include Citizen Paine by Bill Hollenbach, Up From the Ashes by Kate McGrath and the September premiere of To My Unborn Child: A Love Letter From Fred Hampton by and featuring Richard Bradford. Through a grant from The Producer’s Fund, Iron Age is supporting Daniella Vinitsky in the development of a new play.
Iron Age Theatre has produced plays ranging from Cocteau to Sam Shepard. Iron Age inaugurated Eastern State Penitentiary historic site with the production of Tunnel in 1994. The company has produced and developed the Philadelphia premiere at least one play annually by local playwrights. Iron Age Theatre dedicates itself to work focused on the human condition and social justice. Iron Age allows the untried actor, the unacknowledged playwright and the untested idea to appear on its stage, hoping that it can expand the palate of art in Philadelphia.
Iron Age is planning several productions this season including two works by Daniella Vinitsky, Walk by the Fire and Die in Your Sleep, at the Bridge PHL Festival in November, performances at the Poe Fest in October, Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History on and around the anniversary of the 2017 presidential election, a Black Panther oral history in February and The Late Henry Moss by Sam Shepard in the late spring 2018.