Sunderland Public Library
Court Dorsey Performs the Short Story, “The Face in the Mirror”
May 31 at 6:30 PM
Sunderland Public Library, 20 School St, Sunderland, MA

Actor Court Dorsey of Wendell will read “The Face in the Mirror,” a short story by Mohsin Hamid originally published in the New Yorker based on his novel, The Last White Man,.  As with the book, the story describes a mysterious disease that causes a darkening of the complexion of white people.  The protagonist, Anders, deals with his new identity as a person of color and expresses a whole range of emotions.  The ingenious plot is a provocative one, with obvious racial overtones.  It literally puts white people in the shoes of people of color.  It is an eye-opening story.

Mr. Dorsey is an accomplished actor who has performed widely throughout the Pioneer Valley and with more than three dozen theater companies across North America and Europe. Dorsey is perhaps best known as the creative force behind “Project Unspeakable,” a theatrical performance that looks at the political meanings behind the assassinations of JFK, RFK, M.L. King, and Malcolm X.  For several seasons, he has played William Cullen Bryant at Bryant’s homestead in Cummington, MA.  Mr. Dorsey also works as mediator with the Collaborative Resolutions Group in Greenfield.

This event is free and open to the public.

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