Saturday, May 30, 2015

Petronia Paley's All-Woman JULIUS CAESAR 6/8 (Harlem)

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World Premiere of Rain Pryor's FRIED CHICKEN & LATKES-- June 2nd - 28th (Harlem)

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New Federal Theatre and National Black Theatre presents the hilariously, irreverent and poignant “Fried Chicken & Latkes.” Directed by Kamilah Forbes, this is Rain Pryor's one woman theatrical, cabaret-styled show based on her life growing up Black and Jewish. Along the way she offers a unique perspective on race, identity and the loss of her iconic father Richard Pryor

Tickets On Sale Now June 2 - 28th

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Steven Long's Black Panther play reading June 12th (Hyde Park)



I have had the distinct pleasure of researching a script that deals with Fred Hampton's relationship with Jeff Fort in 1968. How they were having discussions of a possible merger between the Blackstone Rangers and the Black Panthers. But whom would join who? It's a comedy/drama called JEFF FORT AND FRED HAMPTON: A REVOLUTIONARY LOVE STORY. It is an funny, honest look on race, politics and potential. This has been presented at the Classical Theatre of Harlem in NYC and the Dramatists Guild in NY. The Hyde Park Community Players has asked for the show to be presented there. We think there is probably no better place, because most of the discussions happened in the Hyde Park/Woodlawn area (where Jeff Fort lived). 
Steven Long

The reading will be June 12th at 8pm at 5500 S. Woodlawn Augustana Lutheran Church. There will be a $5 dollar donation at the door and light snacks will be provided. Also the reading will have a talk back with the surviving brother of Fred Hampton, Bill Hampton (presently on Hate Crime Commission for the Governor and recently elected Commissioner of Maywood Park District) and we are tentatively scheduled to have legendary attorney Flint Taylor (defended the Hampton family for wrongful death lawsuit against the city) to add his perspective to the script. 

Please RSVP by June 8th via email, and I hope to see you there. 

Thanks, 
Steven Long

Monday, May 18, 2015

All-Female JULIUS CAESAR at Harlem Shakespeare Fest- June 8th (Harlem)

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Jamal Williams' ELIZABETH'S PRECIOUS KITTY May 7th through 17th (NYC)

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Baraka's MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA opens May 20th (NYC)

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