Sunday, October 20, 2013

The National Black Theatre Presents: The Last Saint On Sugar Hill October 29 - November 24, 2013

From a media release:

The National Black Theatre Presents:
The Last Saint On Sugar Hill
October 29 - November 24, 2013
Opening Night Gala - Nov. 1st


NEW YORK PREMIERE The Last Saint On Sugar Hill written by Keith Josef Adkins directed by Seret Scott
Starring: Danny Johnson, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Yaegel T. Welch, Terrell Wheeler and Chinaza Uche

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Harlem - a mecca for black culture is now home to fancy eateries and a myriad of new residents. Napolean Pettigrew and his sons are die-hard Harlemites and feared property owners who hope to make a profit from this NEW Harlem. However, when they discover one of their properties is a real money-maker, everything they hold sacred—family, loyalty & community—falls apart. Sitting on a gold mine, the Pettigrew men are faced with the biggest decision in their lives—save or destroy the last untouched neighborhood in Harlem.

Dr. Barbara Ann Teers’s National Black Theatre (NBT) will open its 45th Season with the New York Premiere of The Last Saint On Sugar Hill, written by Keith Josef Adkins and directed by Seret Scott announced NBT’s Director of Theatre Arts Program, Jonathan McCrory. Preview performances begin Tuesday, October 29th at NBT, 2031 Fifth Avenue starting at 7:30pm. The opening night is set for Friday, November 1st at 7pm. The production will run through Sunday, November 24th. Tickets are on sale now by calling 212-722-3800 or visiting www.nationalblacktheatre.org.

Cast photo - Danny Johnson, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Yaegel T. Welch, Terrell Wheeler and Chinaza Uche

The Last Saint On Sugar Hill is part of NBT’s Main-stage Series Harlem Now, which celebrates the voices and issues impacting Harlem today. In conjunction with the production, there will be a photography exhibit in NBT’s lobby curated by photographer Paul Rocheleau whose photographs appeared in the historical architecture book Harlem Lost and Found. With a 2012 Jeff-nominated Best Script by playwright Keith Josef Adkins and direction by award-winning director Seret Scott, the cast of The Last Saint On Sugar Hill includes Danny Johnson, Jaime Lincoln Smith (Hip Hop Theater Festival/CTH’s Seed), Yaegel T. Welch, Terrell Wheeler and Chinaza Uche.

The creative team includes Harlan Penn (scenic design), Gail Cooper-Hecht (costume design), Marika Kent (lighting design), and Samuel Nacach (sound design). B’jai Pierce-Astwood is the production stage manager. Art-work by Byron McCray.

Performance Schedule
The Last Saint On Sugar Hill’s regular performance schedule is Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm; and Saturday and Saturday matinees at 2pm. Performances run October 29 through November 24. Tickets are $35 general admission. Opening Night Gala tickets are $50. For groups of 10+ please contact group sales leader Debbie McIntyre at 212 802 8200 or call the theatre at 212-722-3800. For students, active military and Seniors (65+) with ID the tickets are $25. Post-performance discussions will be announced on a later date

Tickets are available by calling 212-722-3800 or visiting www.nationalblacktheatre.org, or going to the NBT Box Office at 2031 Fifth Avenue between 125th & 126th Streets in Harlem, New York . Box Office hours are 1:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

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