The life of John Frederick Matheus

stageOn its 91st season, the Kanawha Players presents John Frederick Matheus, a mix of talks and performances of the writer’s life and works. This performance will be on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Kanawha Players Theater on Beauregard Street.

Born in September 10, 1887 in Keyser, WV, John Frede Matheus, is known for his short stories, poetry, and plays that centers on characters and themes relevant to African-Americans. It was during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920’s that he was most active in his writing, winning first prize for his short stories “Fog” and “Swamp Moccasin,” in 1925 and 1926 respectively.

Joining the Kanawha Players on the stage is Professors Carol Taylor-Johnson, a scholar on Matheus’ works.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the event, please call (304) 343-7529.