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Southeast Tennis and Learning Center Presents 13th Annual ‘Blacks in Wax’ Performances

The Recreation Wish List Committee, founded by Cora Masters Barry, and The DC Department of Parks and Recreation will bring past and present social activists to life in two upcoming performances of the Southeast Tennis and Learning Centers Tennis Scholars 13th annual “Blacks in Wax” show.

The performances will be held respectively at THEARC Theater in Southeast and the John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Northwest on March 15 and March 23.

“I have heard great things about SETLC’s Blacks in Wax over the years, and I am eager to see what our young people have in store this year,” said Delano Hunter, acting DPR director.

This year’s theme and vignette, “Young, Gifted and WOKE,” shines a spotlight on those who ignited social change as well as those who kept the fire lit.

The two shows — involving more than 60 participants ages 5 to 17 who will transform at the touch of a button — will feature characters ranging from Rosa Parks to April Ryan in creative museum and stage settings. The museum visit will be followed by a live stage performance of vignettes that educate and entertain all ages through dance, music and drama.

Here is the performance schedule:

1 p.m. for schools and seniors

6 p.m. general public

Friday, March 15


1901 Mississippi Ave. SE

5 p.m., Saturday, March 23

John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts

2700 F St. NW

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