Frederick Douglass On Stage
The Victorian era’s most accomplished orator and most effective advocate for abolition comes to life on stage when actor Phil Wallace brings his one-man show, Self-Made Man: The Frederick Douglass Story, to Sumner Hall for two performances as part of the Dickens of a Christmas weekend.
Actor and playwright Phil Darius Wallace will present his one-man show about Douglass’s life on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. at Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen Street. He portrays not only Douglass, the former slave from Talbot County who became the nation’s most powerful anti-slavery advocate, but also some dozen other characters who shaped Douglass’s life. In words and performance, he captures the great abolitionist’s humor, outrage and charisma. (See Wallace on stage as Douglass here and here.) A native of Flint Michigan now living in Memphis, Wallace began his career with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival and studied theater at the Interlochen Arts Academy and at SUNY Purchase in New York. He has traveled across the United States performing as Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, and Frederick Douglass.
This event is free but seating is limited. Please click below to reserve a seat at one of the following times: