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Written by Samm-Art Williams
February 17th to March 17th at Barter’s Smith Theatre
Cephus Miles is a hardworking North Carolina farmer who has the whole world in his callused hands—until his love Pattie Mae goes off to college and marries another man. Hurt and confused, Cephus leaves his country life and answers the siren call of the city, a journey that leads him to discover his true home. Originally staged by the Negro Ensemble Company, this melodic coming-of-age story gives voice to the unbreakable spirit of every American who has searched for a place to belong.
This production is a part of Barter’s Black Stories Black Voices initiative.
GROWING THE LEGACY
Sunday, March 3rd after the 3pm matinee at Barter’s Smith Theatre (Barter Connects, BSBV Community Event)
The farming life can be a tough row to hoe, and even greater challenges face the members of the Black farming community. With this in mind, Barter Connects is thrilled to welcome Jason Tartt, a Black West Virginian farmer and co-founder of EDGE (Economic Development Greater East). Jason will discuss EDGE’s mission, the challenges it faces, the community it serves, and its hopes and dreams for the future of Black farming in this region. A great discussion and great way to kick off our Barter Connects series. Join us!