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PURE CONFIDENCE

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3:00pm

by Carlyle Brown
directed by Chuck Mike 

“One surefire crowd pleaser.” — The New York Times

The high-stakes world of Civil War-era horse racing is the stage for this riveting drama of slavery and Reconstruction. Both Simon Cato, a smart cocky “colored” jockey, and his horse, Pure Confidence, are owned by Colonel Wiley Johnson. Cato uses his wits and his championship winnings to buy his wife’s and his own freedom. But the Civil War changes everything, and the passage of time doesn’t bring Cato the success he expects in this surprisingly funny, daring, and emotionally moving look at the complexity of race, humanity, love, and dignity in the second half of the nineteenth century. The year 2020 marks 400 years since Africans set foot on American shores. Pure Confidence commemorates this event.

Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond
453 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA, 23173

Region

RVA West End

Price

Free

Audience

All ages

Type

Theatre

Topic

Performing Arts

Tags

free, theatre

Website

https://modlin.richmond.edu/events/pa...

Cost

Free, ticket required

Group & Artist
Modlin Center for the Arts
Hashtag

#freetheatre

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