Actor and writer David Mills will perform his interpretation of some of Langston Hughes’ works at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College.
Mills will perform a one-person dramatic rendition of Hughes’ poems and short stories. During the performance – which spans five decades from the 1920s through the 1960s of Hughes’ writings – Mills plays white and black Americans, young and old and male and female characters created by Hughes.
Mills spent three years as a writer-in-residence at Hughes’ historic home in Harlem.
The American Library Association has voted Mills’ Hughes presentation the No. 4 young adult show nationwide. Tony Award-winning director George Faison incorporated Mills’ Hughes work into a 2004 musical, “Harlem Hot and Sassy.”
Mills also performs a one-person show highlighting the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
He has been a member of the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Actors Equity.
Mills is also the author of the best-selling book of poems, The Dream Detective.
He graduated cum laude from Yale University.
The program is free and open to the public.