The TalkbySonny Kelly is a one-man show that draws on the voices of ancestors, elders, youths and intellectuals to engage in the difficult conversations that we must have with our children as we prepare them to survive and thrive in a divided America. Kelly performs the show through Feb. 10 at Durham Fruit and Produce Company, but brings the show to Chapel Hill to Historic Playmakers Theatre on the UNC campus Feb. 14-17.
In 2015, as police brutality swept the country, Kelly, a young African-American father, found himself struggling to explain the state of the nation to his young son. Out of that frustration grew The Talk, a project that weaves together Kelly’s scholarly work as a Ph.D. student in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Communication and his moving family history. Every performance will conclude with a talkback with Sonny Kelly and panels of experts including scholars, representatives of local law enforcement, educators and civic leaders.
NOTE that Thursday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
Watch a brief video about the show: youtu.be/pqjaLeAN_44