American Ensemble Theater announces a full production of a one-man musical for school and adult audiences adapted for the stage by Martin Blank: Character Building by Booker T. Washington. Performances are Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 1 pm at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th St., SE, Washington, DC 20003. All tickets are pay what you will, and 100 percent benefits Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and their tuition assistance program, which allows low-income and homeless children the opportunity to make art! For tickets, call CHAW at (202) 547-6839. More information is online at AmericanEnsemble.org.
“This one-man musical is adapted from talks Dr. Washington gave his students at Tuskegee University,” stated AET Artistic Director Martin Blank. “What Dr. Washington gives is timeless wisdom for people of any age about how to have a productive life. AET is excited to present Character Building as part of Black History Month and to benefit CHAW, which does amazing community-based work, including bringing arts education to young people.”