American Prophet (Regional, Arena Stage, 2022) | Playbill

American Prophet


SYNOPSIS: A musical tribute to Frederick Douglass. Douglass’ own words power the soaring new melodies and original script from Grammy Award-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon and Randolph-Wright. This daring and heart-stirring new work moves through Douglass’ life as a fierce abolitionist and distinguished orator featuring interactions with key figures including President Abraham Lincoln and his own wife, Anna Murray-Douglass, without whom his defiant escape from slavery would not have been possible.

Written and Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright

Featuring Cornelius Smith, Jr., Carolyn Agan, Erica Aubrey, Kurt Boehm, Zoe Bryant, Cicily Daniels ,Kristolyn Lloyd, Christopher B. Portley, Christopher Michael Richardson, Chris Roberts, Brendon Schaefer, Thomas Adrian Simpson, Correy West, Curtis Wiley, Kanysha Williams


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