About This Program
Soul of Langston
What would be of Hip-Hop if Langston Hughes never took to poetry or of Civil Rights if the Harlem Renaissance never flourished? Soul of Langston answers that question in a one-man show that explores the life and contributions of American poet, playwright, and civil-rights activist Langston Hughes. In his study room, Langston reflects back on the tragedies and triumphs that constructed his life and the worldwide impact of his literary accomplishments…going from “busboy and poet” to becoming Harlem’s Wonder, helping establish the Civil Rights movement through the Harlem Renaissance. SoL takes the bitter-sweet wit and wisdom of Langston’s poetry, fused with jazz and blues and translates it into an inspiring story of resilience and persistence, daring you to Dream!
"How impressive the performance was...I thank you for this superb time of sharing, education, and understanding. If anyone doubts the significance of such performances on this campus, this impact should erase all hesitation" —Tondalaya W. VanLear, Arts and Sciences Instructor, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Clifton Forge, VA
"Daron held us enthralled for the next hour as he became Langston Hughes...outstanding performance. Bravo to Stewart." —Annelore Harrell, Bluffton Today Journalist, Bluffton SC