“From Jail to Yale: Serving Time on Stage”

It can be hard to imagine that someone who spent most of their youth in prison, is today an award-winning actor.

Charles S. Dutton, Tony award-winning stage actor, TV and movie actor is currently on tour to perform a narrative one-man show about his experiences growing up and being in and out of prison, titled, “From Jail to Yale: Serving Time on Stage.”

When he was a young man, Dutton, know as ‘Roc,’ was sentenced for manslaughter, and then robbery and various other crimes. While spending time in solitary confinement, he picked up a play and it changed his life forever. Once released from solitary, Dutton began a drama group in prison and learned three very important aspects of life through drama – perseverance, discipline and endurance.

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