This year’s Heritage Ensemble Flavor Show will fill Thoresen Theatre with Pan-African poetry, prose, and theatrics that will offer new experiences even for those who have seen the show before.
This year’s show, “Extra Special Flavor,” includes two performances with special appearances from alumnae.
|Hiawatha Johnson Jr., left, coaches students during a rehearsal|
for "Extra Special Flavor," the 18th annual Flavor Show.
That flavor will take the form of prose and poetry with a significant Pan-African essence, enhanced with movement, music, and theatrics. African American poets Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, and Maya Angelou will be featured at this week’s performances in addition to original works from faculty members, current students, and alumnae.
The show will be presented Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m. Each performance will convey the same message but in slightly different ways, Johnson said. Alumnae will perform in the Friday and Saturday shows.
The show is free to the Randolph community, $5 for the general public, and $2 to students from the general public.
The audience is encouraged to attend Pan World Coffeehouse, a campus-wide event featuring fashions performances that highlight cultures from around the world, which will begin at 7 p.m.