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The Call

Student Matinee Series The Call Performed in FlynnSpace

  • Friday, May 5, 10 am
  • in FlynnSpace, our black box theater Map It
  • Grades 10-12

  • $12.50

Annie and Peter have it all: successful careers, a lovely home and a good marriage. Their decision to complete their family by adopting a child from Africa feels right, but the process, and the global realities it reveals, turns their world, their identities, and their assumptions upside down. This powerful and politically-charged play by African American playwright Tanya Barfield paints a startling portrait of our cultural divides and casts global issues into the heart of an insulated, middle-class American home. But one thing is clear: we are all part of the same world, so the world's problems are our own.

Links to Africa, economics, politics, adoption, and different kinds of families.
Common Core: CC ELA: SL 2, RL 7, WHST 7-8, RH 7, C3: D2.Geo.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10.

Show length: 2 hr

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Companion Workshops

Call upon a Flynn teaching artist to work in your classroom with your students before and/or after the show in a matinee companion workshop!

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Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
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