JCC to Host “Citizen James; or The Young Man Without A Country” Play Screening on December 8
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JCC to Host “Citizen James; or The Young Man Without A Country” Play Screening on December 8

Published: November 16, 2022

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"Citizen James; or The Young Man Without A Country" at JCC on Dec. 8

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Opportunity Programs with the cooperation of Syracuse Stage will present the play screening of “Citizen James; or The Young Man Without A Country” on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert R. and Jean S. Sturtz Theater. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

The play is set in 1948 with 24-year-old, James Baldwin, who just left his family with the news of his decision to seek refuge in Paris from the violent reality of racist America. Young James is an unknown aspiring black writer whose first novel has yet to be published. He has a one-way ticket and $40 in his pocket as he awaits a flight for France at LaGuardia Airport. He speaks no French, but he knows he must do something to save himself. He boards the plane and begins the journey toward becoming a brilliant, powerful, and prophetic voice of the Civil Rights era and beyond. More than a one-man show, “Citizen James” is a bridge that connects the past to our now. An open discussion will immediately be held following the 1-hour screening. 

Please note, the performance briefly discusses mature topics including police violence, suicide and sexual identity, and contains racially charged language.

For more information, call JCC at 315-786-2288.



Story by:

Pamela Dixon

Additional Information:

Public Relations Department, Jefferson Community College, (315) 786-2392, Email Public Relations

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