The Hand That Feeds You

Thursday, November 2 at 8:00pm more dates through November 5, 2017

Village C, Village C Theatre 37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Written and Directed by Mackenzie Foy (COL ‘19) and Kendell Long (COL ‘19)
Produced by Abi Vega (COL ’18)

Set at Daniels University, a school that seems to have never-ceasing racial tensions. The Hand That Feeds You follows the political and professional arc of two influential Black activists who meet after a protest. Nathaniel Martin and Angie Stone form a seemingly unshakable relationship. Nathaniel, to Angie’s surprise, is a good listener, and Angie, Nathaniel finds, is a visionary. As the rhythms of their praxis (and their conversations) come to align over time, each finds their work strengthened, and both find themselves drawn to careers in academia. However, opportunities of promotion and respect from university administrators directly conflict with Nathaniel’s vision, and his vision, in turn, begins to transform. Tensions arise and deepen between Angie and Nathaniel as time creates rifts in long-time friendships and professional relationships. The Hand That Feeds You tells a familiar story of two people who have changed each other and watched each other change, showing that growth can require parts of a person to die, and empowerment doesn’t always mean justice. As Angie and Nathaniel pick their battles, hop-scotching through time and space, audiences are forced to reflect on the activist's dilemma: “What do you choose?”

VILLAGE C THEATRE
$5 GENERAL

Thursday-Saturday, November 2-4 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 5 at 2 p.m.

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Event Type

Arts, Theater, Community, Student Events, Cultural

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Georgetown College, Performing Arts

Website

http://performingarts.georgetown.edu

Cost

$5

Presenter

Black Theatre Ensemble (student-produced event)

Open to the public and the press?

yes

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