2022 REMAINING SHOWS ...

 

HAPPY ENDING and DAY OF ABSENCE 
TWO ONE ACTS

by Douglas Turner Ward
(Social Comedy)

January 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2022 
 

HAPPY ENDING

Directed by Isaiah Evans

Happy Ending is a winner of the coveted Vernon Rice and Obie Awards. A long-run Off-Broadway hit filled with sharp, satiric thrusts, the play reports hilariously on the plight of two black domestics whose white employers are on the verge of divorce thereby threatening a cutoff in the household graft which has brought considerable luxury to their lives. You will see "Laughter is a powerful weapon".

  DAY OF ABSENCE

     Directed by Marc Stevens

DAY OF ABSENCE is a satire about an imaginary Southern town where all the black people have suddenly disappeared.  The only ones left are sick and lying in hospital beds, refusing to get well.  Infants are crying because they are being tended to by strange parents.  The Mayor pleads for the President, Governor, and the NAACP to send him "a jackpot of jigaboos". On a nationwide radio network he calls on the blacks, wherever they are, to come back. What happens next is hilarious but the suggestion is strong that things will never quite be the same again.

January 8th and 9th shows canceled due to cast member covid exposure away from theater

 WHEN THE CHICKENS CAME HOME TO ROOST

by Laurence Holder
            (Drama)

February 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 26, 26, 27, 2022


 

Malcolm X confronts Elijah Muhammad about the latter's infidelity, but more generally about the meaning of the struggle for human rights in the twentieth century. For mature audiences.

SUNSET BABY
         by
Dominique Morisseau

Kenyatta Shakur is alone. His wife has died, and now this former  Black Revoluntionary and political prisoner is desperate to reconnect with his daughter, Nina.  His most challenging revolution of all fatherhood

March 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, April 1, 2, 3, 2022

THE BUTLER DID IT, AGAIN


by TIM KELLY 
     
(Comedy Mystery)

April 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, May 1, 6, 7, 8, 2022

 

Written by the "master of the outrageous comedy mysteries,"
this is a muchh-requested follow-u[ to the ever popular "The Butler Did It".  Publisher and socialite, indomitable Miss Maple rents a plantation house, complete with menacing alligator, in the frightening swamp land of Louisiana.  Whe wants to introduce her latest literary discovery, Ruth Dice, who has written a first novel  entitled "Conversations with a Ghoul.  The fun begins as you try to keep track of who's who and what's what.

AIN'T THAT THE GOSPEL TRUTH

Conceived and Directed
by Katrina Y. Jones
        (A Gospel Event)

Just sit down in your comfort chair and turn on the radio for your spiritual medicine. The radio show, "Ain't That The Gospel Truth". Come get filled up and rejoice

May 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2022

FLOWERS FOR
     PHYLLIS

                  (Musical)

Conceived and Directed by
by Randolph Smith

Backed by popular demand is this spellbinding story of Phyllis Hyman and her musical journey whil trying to survive.  A love letter to Phyllis  enacted by Kenyatta Hardison. Come, sing laugh and cry while on this journey.

June 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2022