About the New Plays Festival
About the Playwright
About The Performance
In 1932, a 31-year-old Langston Hughes traveled with a group of Harlem Renaissance artists from New York to Moscow in order to make a communist propaganda film. We follow Langston Hughes on the trip he thought would change the world as he struggles to smooth tension between his group of Black intellectuals and their ignorant but determined allies, the Soviets. As other character’s narratives take over, Hughes finds himself under the scrutiny of both his race and his Party in a clash of propaganda and authenticity in a new age of popular culture.
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