Black Henry explores the profound consequences of a clash of cultures, when in 1521 Ferdinand Magellan and three Spanish ships make landfall in the Philippines. His Malay slave, Enrique, acts as the go-between the conquistadors and the islanders. However, Magellan’s disastrous attempt to colonize the islands not only complicates Enrique’s life but alters irrevocably the character and destiny of the archipelago.
VIRTUAL LIVE PRESENTATIONS: PREMIERE | Sunday, April 25th, 2021, 6:30pm (EST) Followed by a talkback with Luis H. Francia (author), Claro de los Reyes (stage director), and Nerissa Balce (SUNY Stony Brook’s Department of Asian and Asian American Studies)
Monday, April 26th, 2021, 6:30pm (EST)
VIRTUAL PRE-RECORDED PRESENTATION: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021, 6:30pm (EST)