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Lee Weaver to perform “The Witness” this fall

Oct 30, 2018

The Flagler College School of Creative Arts and Letters is sponsoring the production of “The Witness” performed by Lee Weaver on Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Flagler College Lewis Auditorium.

The Witness program

 

“The Witness” is the story of racism in 1960s America, specifically in St. Augustine as told by Beauregard Stuart Lee, a 69 year-old St. Augustine native, and self-confessed former racist. “Bo,” having become “awoken,” shares his personal experiences including the beating of UN Ambassador Andrew Young, the incarceration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and various other local events that occurred in St. Augustine at that time.

Mr. Weaver is a well-known local actor who has “The Redemption Series,” a series consisting of one-man productions. Each play in the series focuses on a particular issue of social concern.    

To continue the conversation of racism and the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine during the 1960s, the performance is immediately following the fall musical production of “All Shook Up,” which features dialogue centering on the same topic and includes a student-curated exhibition in the lobby. The event is free for Flagler College students, faculty and staff. Tickets are $15 per person for the general public. Tickets can be purchased in advance here and will also be available at the door for each of the performances.    

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