Black Anthology presents annual show

Black Anthology, a student-run performance art show that celebrates black culture, will present “Syncopated: Can You Keep the Beat?” at 7 p.m. Feb. 1-2 in Edison Theatre. The event opens Black History Month.

Black Anthology’s mission is to give students a unique voice to address pressing issues that are at once both realistic and hopeful.

A cast of nearly 40 students will be showcased in the play, which deals with the challenges of a young veteran of the Iraq war who returns home to find that many things have changed since he left four years earlier. To his surprise, the person closest to him has been hiding a secret that changes the dynamics of their relationship.

The play was written by a committee of WUSTL students in Black Anthology headed by sophomore Maryse Pearce. It is directed by Valerie Wade.

The cost is $8 with a WUSTL student ID and $10 general admission. For tickets, contact the Edison Theatre box office at 935-6543.