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New Black Plays

Oscar Ritchie Hall
230 (African Community Theatre)

The Pan-African Theatre Ensemble presents "New Black Plays", April 12-15, 2018 beginning at 7:30pm every day,  a series of monologues and one-act productions that address Black issues, themes or cultures.   These plays will be performed in African Community Theatre, located in room 230 Oscar Ritchie Hall.  Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the African Community Theatre box office the night of the show. Proceeds in aid of the Pan-African Theatre Ensemble’s travel to theatre festivals and events (2018).

Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:30pm

  • Phillis: The American Revolutionary 
    • Written and Directed by Sonita Surratt

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30pm

  • The Inheritance: Love, Drugs & Southern Discomforts
    • Written and Directed by Monica Patton

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30pm

  • Amazing Grace -  A reactionary piece chronicling my mental journey through Amazing Grace
    • Written and Directed by Chris Twaddle
  •  If You Make Your Bed You Gotta Lie In It - A Choreopoem
    • Written and Directed by Ephraim Nehemiah

Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:30pm

  • Bluest Eye – A Movement Piece
    • Written and Directed by Abigail Recker
  •  An adaptation of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf
    • Written by Ntozake Shange – Directed by Chantrell Lewis and ShaKeela Gary

For more information about the African Community theatre, to reserve or purchase tickets, and learn more about upcoming shows, visit the webpage. For media contact: Dr. D. Amy-Rose Forbes-Erickson by email: dforbese@kent.edu