Fatherless Sons (Loving Obama)

Barack Obama feels the continuing loss of his father who was never there for him. He feels it as a large black hole growing hourly larger that must be filled in order for him to become himself. The play is a journey of self-discovery inspired by “Dreams of My Father” but in no way a translation. Obama meets three iconic Afro-American leaders, all fatherless sons who also feel the desperation of incompletion. Each tries to influence the young Obama dispensing guidance peculiar to his own character and way of movement. In time he meets Mike who is complete with his own father and pushes the future president to find closure in his quest by loving himself as a fatherless son.

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