October 29, 2021
The O’Kane Theatre’s “The Story of Us’ competes its run this weekend. Written by playwright Jelisa Jay Robinson and directed by alumnus Benito Vasquez, the play addresses the intercultural conflicts between African Americans and Latinos, African Diaspora identity and Afrolatinidad.
“Think of it as a scrapbook of experiences, histories and feelings on the stage,” says Robinson. “It takes you through stories about African roots in Mexico, the time you told your brother you were dating a ;Black girl,’ and that moment you were proud of your heritage. ‘The Stories of Us’ details our stories as people of color trying to navigate each other’s worlds and build one together.”
Performances are as follows:Oct. 29 – 1:30 p.m.
About the University of Houston-Downtown
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.
As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).
UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.
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