NC Black Rep's Living Room Theatre Reading Series returns with a staged reading of The House of the Negro Insane by Terence Anthony, directed by Jackie Alexander.

Sunday, September 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Back Lawn

The House of the Negro Insane by Terence Anthony

The year is 1935 and the Taft State Hospital is one of seven psychiatric facilities in the U.S. built exclusively to care for "insane and idiotic negroes," where the homeless and downtrodden are housed alongside the criminally insane and diseased. Attius builds coffins at Taft Hospital, where he has been locked up for years, but when two new patients ask him to help them escape Attius dares to dream of a life beyond the hospital walls.

Living Room Theatre staged readings are FREE, but we ask that you register to attend using this form:

*All readings will be held outside on the lawn in the rear of the historic Hanes house. Social distancing guidelines will be followed; face masks/coverings strongly suggested. Please note that there is a 50 person capacity for all outdoor events in North Carolina and face masks/coverings are required for building entry. Visitors with limited mobility may use the driveway to the Hanes House for drop-off and pass through the house to access the grounds.