Charles S. Dutton Comes to Fort Worth Saturday

When actor Charles S. Dutton, comes to Fort Worth and TCC at the end of this week, he
has two goals in mind.  He will perform his one-man autobiographical play, “From Jail to
Yale. . .Serving Time on Stage,” but before he does he will participate in a community program to help African-American males become successful.

Dutton probably is best known as the star and executive producer of the FOX-TV comedy-drama series, “ROC.”  He was in and out of reform schools until he was sentenced to 7-1/2 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a man in a street fight when he was 17. Embracing acting as a way to channel his energy in prison, he joined several other inmates in a drama group.

A three-time Primetime Emmy award winner, Dutton will perform Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:15 p.m. at the Joe B. Rushing Performing Arts Center on South Campus. Tickets are $40 and will be available at the theater box office beginning at 4 p.m.

Earlier in the day, he will be the special guest at Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence at 11 a.m. at the Radisson Hotel at Fossil Creek. Panelist for the meeting include South Campus President Ernest L. Thomas, Pilgrim Valley Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Maverick Gayden and Tarrant County District Attorney Family Violence Unit Chief Sean Colston.

More information about both events is available from Doris Culver, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, co-sponsors of the evening performance, at 817-392-7789.