The Hampton Years
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington
Theater J presents The Hampton Years, a world premiere event that explores the development of celebrated African-American artists John Biggers and Samella Lewis under the tutelage of Jewish refugee Viktor Lowenfeld. A product of Theater J's inaugural Locally Grown Festival, The Hampton Years chronicles the triumphs and struggles of these real-life emerging artists in a segregated society. The play also examines the impact of World War II on Lowenfeld and his wife, as well as the Jewish painter and educator's controversial involvement in the lives and careers of the African-American students.
Thru - Jun 30, 2013