Issue Date: 
May 29, 2007


The Pitt Kuntu Repertory Theatre’s world-premiere production of Healthy Black Family: The Separation of Blood continues through June 2 in Alumni Hall’s 7th-Floor Auditorium. The play depicts the life and work of Charles Drew, a Black physician who did pioneering work in blood transfusions. Drew is played by Art Terry (right). Keven Brown (left) plays Richard Drew, the scientist’s father.

The play, commissioned by the Kuntu Rep, was written by Bridgette Wimberly. Woodie King Jr., called “the king of Black theater producers” by American Visions magazine, directs Kuntu’s production. Remaining performances are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. May 31, 8 p.m. June 1 and 2, and 4 p.m. June 3. The Kuntu Rep’s current season is being presented in partnership with the Center for Minority Health, part of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health. For ticket information, call 412-624-7298.