The Harlem Renaissance Revisited is a play about Negro artisans during the Renaissance Period. It is during this time period
that many Negro, because of Jim Crow laws, sought countries in Europe where racism would not interfere with their artistic
At the same time, there were other leading Negro artists that remained in the United States, with many of them working
and residing in Harlem, the Black metropolis of New York City.
A strong patron of Negro Art, and very successful businesswoman, was Madame CJ Walker. She did not believe that Langston
Hughes or any other Negro artist should leave the country where their forefathers were slaves, and she helped in an enormous
way to build.
Madame Walker decides to have a party at "Evelyn's Delight," a hang place in Harlem for Langston Hughes, who
has returned to New York after some success in Europe as a writer. She wants to use this party of welcome to say, "Stay
home." She has invited many other artist friends of Langston's to attend the party.
POST-SHOW WRITEUP #2, June 2005