In celebration of Black History Month, Encore Theater will showcase the African-American theater drama "Black Girl."
"Black Girl," written b J.E. Franklin, first appeared on Broadway in 1971. It is about a young dancer who struggles to find a better life and receives no support from her family. The play emphasizes the importance of family support.
The cast features youths from age groups ranging from 5 to 11 and 12 to 18 years old. "This teaches them ensemble work and allows them to work with one another," said Belva Scott, the artistic director.