The Heavens Are Hung in Black examines Lincoln from an intensely personal point of view. From the death of his son, Willie, to the prosecution of the war, the months leading up to his great decision were filled with heartbreak and setbacks.
Flint Youth Theatre’s chamber performance of The Heavens Are Hung in Black commemorates Lincoln’s presidential legacy two days before our national election.
The evening begins with a chamber performance of the play, followed by a panel discussion and wine and cheese reception.
The Heavens Are Hung in Black is part of Flint Youth Theatre’s Emancipation Project. This season long exploration of the topic of emancipation, from the historical event to its immediate aftermath and through to the present day, honors the 150th anniversary of the proclamation. The project also includes the plays, Gee’s Bend, Gem of the Ocean and The Whipping Man. Emancipation Packages for all four plays are available for $45 by calling 810.-237-1530.