The Award-Winning Actors' Theatre of South Carolina presents "Frederick Douglass' No Turning Back" for Piccolo Spoleto.
Frederick Douglass, one of our greatest American heroes, was an electrifying orator, abolitionist, Christian leader, writer and newspaper editor. He thrilled audiences across America and England in his quest to abolish slavery and create true freedom and equality in America. His engaging wisdom and wit is as timely for today as it was in his day.
Douglass takes the audience on the wild ride of his personal adventures. The fact Douglass was a slave until he escaped at age 20 in 1838, is secondary to his astounding accomplishments as a stunning and eloquent agent of social reforms. He could have chosen to live in Europe, but he felt called to create freedom for all people in America, so he returned and spent his life challenging our society to greater achievement. Douglass' newspaper The North Star's motto was "Right is of no Sex, Truth is of no Color, God is the Father of us all, and we are all brethren."
Kyle Taylor, who stars as Mr. Douglass, has appeared in theater productions in New York City and Los Angeles, including A River Niger starring Esther Rolle (of CBS "Good Times"), MYRON in Black & White in West Hollywood and in John Guare's, Six Degrees of Separation at Center Stage Playhouse, in NYC.
Locally, Kyle recently created the role of Samuel in the award-winning docudrama, "John Laurens' War" for Moving Images Group at Actors' Theatre of South Carolina. He also received rave reviews for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King in The Mountaintop for Pure Theatre, Crown in Porgy and Bess at the historic Dock Street Theatre and as Crooks in Of Mice & Men at Threshold Repertory Theatre.
Dates: May 30, June 3, 8 @ 7:30 pm, June 11, @ 3:00 pm. Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC Adults $21, Seniors/Students $16. 843-724-7305 OR IN PERSON @ The Galliard Center Box Office