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The Double V

By Carole Eglash-Kosoff
Directed by Mani Bahia
At the Trust Arts Education Center, 805 Liberty Avenue, 4th floor
May 14th-29th, Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM (preview May 13th)

In 1942, the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper published a letter by a 26-year-old reader, titled “Should I Sacrifice to Live ‘Half American?'” and relating how he had been beaten while trying to enlist. The paper responded by starting a campaign to highlight the risks African-American soldiers were taking in World War II, while being denied their rights at home, and called for a victory not only over “aggression, slavery, and tyranny”, as in the original V For Victory slogan, but also for a victory over racial inequality in the USA. A Pittsburgh premiere. Victory slogan, but also for a victory over racial inequality in the USA. A Pittsburgh premiere. Read the online program for more about this production and the Double V campaign.

Tickets are $27.50 for general admission, $20 for seniors 65+ or students with ID. Preview performances are $15.

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Double V Design by Wilbert Lewis Holloway