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World Premiere of "Our Verse in Time to Come"

In Partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library

2023-04-21 15:00:00 2023-04-21 16:30:00 America/New_York World Premiere of "Our Verse in Time to Come" Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library -

Friday, April 21
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-04-21 15:00:00 2023-04-21 16:30:00 America/New_York World Premiere of "Our Verse in Time to Come" Witness the world premiere of Our Verse in Time to Come, a brand-new play commissioned by the Folger. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library -

Witness the world premiere of Our Verse in Time to Come, a brand-new play commissioned by the Folger.

Inspired by the works and words of Shakespeare, Our Verse in Time to Come bridges the past with the present through verse, song, and memory, and interrogates whose stories remain and whose role it is to ensure they survive. An aging emcee, affectionately known as SOS, gets out of prison after 25 years only to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia. Realizing it’s his last chance to reconnect with his children, he engages an old family friend and legal ally to arrange his estate and ensure his now-grown twins, Vi and Will, accept it before his memory slips away for good. Reuniting to sort out their father’s inheritance, the estranged siblings uncover more than they bargained for. Along their journey, they meet storytellers who hold pieces of the puzzle that unlock their hearts and offer renewed connection to their heritage, community, and father.

Incorporating original music, a live DJ, rap performances, and interactive collaboration with the audience (yes, you), this is one you won’t want to miss. Experience these performances across the District at DC Public Library locations!

Please note: All attendees are required to wear a mask. Fully vaccinated artists will not be wearing masks while performing. The Folger is committed to maintaining the highest level of health and safety precautions around COVID-19. Learn more about how we are keeping our audience and performers safe: COVID-19 safety protocols.


Folger Shakespeare LibraryOur Verse in Time to Come is by Malik Work and Karen Ann Daniels, in collaboration with Devon E. Haqq and Directed by Vernice Miller. The play is 90 minutes without intermission. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Our Verse in Time to Come was commissioned by the Folger Shakespeare Library to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the printing of Shakespeare’s First Folio. This event is part of Searching for Shakespeare: Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare’s First Folio, our April 2023 festival in partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library. Image credit: Peggy Ryan. 

AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adults | 13 - 19 Years Old (Teens) |

EVENT TYPE: | Poetry Month |

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