Six months after a Biblically destructive earthquake, Lil Haiti: The Untold Story
is a much-needed affirming tale about the Haitian people. The plays tour of Florida has made headlines. Its the autobiographical account of playwright Damien McKnight, an African-American kid who contravened unwritten code in the 1980s by befriending Haitian immigrants over basketball in Miami. It was such a hateful time in the citys history that students had a weekly beat up a Haitian day at Edison Middle School, where McKnight grew up. Outside the racist cesspools of comment threads on the Sun-Sentinel, much has improved since then thanks to the perseverance of Haitian-Americans a perseverance that has been displayed on an incredible scale back in their native country.
Lil Haiti: The Untold Story will be performed at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts (2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs). Tickets cost $20. Call 786-413-8045, or visit coralspringscenterforthearts.com.
Sat., July 24, 8 p.m., 2010