Black History Month Show Will Add Laughter to Tough Topic

In celebration of Black History Month, Harper College will welcome "The Black-Jew Dialogues," a free two-man show intended to spur dialogue on potentially touchy subjects while still loading up on laughs.

Written in three days by performers Ron Jones and Larry Jay Tish as they holed up in a hotel room, the play incorporates comedic sketches, improvisation, multi-media and puppetry as it celebrates diversity and attempts to find humor in the history of prejudice.

The free Harper performance is at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 7 in the Building J Theatre on Harper's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road. An audience discussion will follow.

"The Black-Jew Dialogues" has been performed at colleges, universities, religious organizations and theaters across North America and the U.K., and inspired the creation of Dialogue on Diversity workshops, which offer cultural sensitivity and awareness training to both private and public institutions.

For more information, call Student Activities, 847.925.6242.

Press Contact: Erin Brooks, 847.925.6159