Wharton Center 2021-22 Catalog
“This sure ain’t a tale you gonna read about in them dime-store Westerns.”
Allan Harris

The unsettled West of the 1860s provides a new life and new dreams for Blue, a freedom-seeking enslaved person who escapes to Texas to become one of America’s first cowboys. This moving musical and theatrical event spotlights a significant moment in American history when Black cowboys helped settle the West and shape the country.

Integrating fiction with historical fact, and each song represents a different page in this complicated chapter of American history. Award-winning musician Allan Harris (hailed as “my favorite singer” by Tony Bennett), along with fellow musicians tell the untold story of the Black West, empowering and inspiring with a story of perseverance, hope, and freedom.

Part of the Illuminate series, featuring two stories that look at the African American experience in different moments of time, examining race and Black history in America.

  • April 28, 2023 at 8:00pm
  • Sensory-Friendly Performance: April 29, 2023, 3:00pm

Sensory-Friendly Performances go on sale at a later date and not available on subscription.

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