Crying in the Wilderness – Invisible Man Sunday 10 September 7.30 pm
BASED ON THE NOVEL THE INVISIBLE MAN BY RALPH ELLISON) ‘One of the most important American Novels of the twentieth century’ – The Times
Ralph Ellison’s blistering and impassioned first novel tells the extraordinary story of an Invisible man ‘simply because people refuse to see me’. In this adaptation for stage we go far beyond telling the story of an individual but of a shared human condition that speaks directly to our time.
Crying in the Wilderness is a Black led theatre company that produces “Theatre of the Soul”. They have a unique approach to developing text based theatre performances that include music, movement and dance. The company will stage a production of Ralph Ellison Invisible Man a story of race, identity and perceptions of self within a man in a basement in Harlem. The novel can be seen as one of the seminal text to emerge from the period. The book was published in 1952 and won the National Book Award in 1953 and is listed as one of the top 100 novels of the 20th Century. Crying in the Wilderness will present a new production commissioned by Certain Blacks.