Skip to main content

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.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Film News - imagineNATIVE Embargo Collective at the Berlin Film Fest

Hot Off the Presses:
(and gosh, doesn't that expression sound quaint these days?)

imagineNATIVE’s EMBARGO COLLECTIVE
to have its European Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival 2010
(Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 11.-21.02.10)

(Toronto, February 3rd, 2010) The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of the festival’s Embargo Collective programme for the Forum Expanded section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. This programme of works was commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festival for its 10th anniversary and will have its European premiere Monday, February 15th, 8.30pm at Cinema Arsenal 2 and a repeat screening Wednesday, February 17th, 4pm at CinemaxX 6.

Curated by imagineNATIVE’s Artistic Director Danis Goulet, the Embargo Collective is an international group of seven Indigenous artists at the forefront of the changing global landscape of Indigenous cinema. Inspired by Lars von Trier’s The Five Obstructi…

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Spring 2013 Toronto Performances

From a media release:

The new season brings
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company
to new heights and new audiences

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
April 25-28, 2013 - Annual Toronto Season - World Premiere of Portales

TORONTO : Following on the heels of Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company's (EESDC) 30th anniversary year where its production Aguas/Waters was named one of the top five dance shows of 2012 by NOW Magazine, the early months of 2013 are full of excitement and possibility for Esmeralda and the company, which brings the finest flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance to Toronto stages.

March 20-24, 2013 - A Night in Madrid
Company dancers Esmeralda Enrique and Paloma Cortés perform Spanish Classical dance with the celebrated Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir for A Night in Madrid featuring the Iberian flavoured music of composer Luigi Boccherini who made his home in Spain. His work is infused with the sounds of Spanish and gypsy folk music.

March 20-24 …

Guitar Rock | Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds Independent: May 31, 2019

Guitar Rock
Happy Freuds - Echo Of Sounds
Independent: May 31, 2019
Stream/Buy on Bandcamp
Stream it on Spotify

With tight musicians and intriguing lyrics, Happy Freuds delivers high energy guitar rock with stylistic flair on Echo Of Sounds, their debut release. Produced with a minimum of overdubs or fixes, the album consists of a mix of original material, rearrangements of works from others and selected, less known, classic rock.

A kinetic rhythm section is the bones of the music, offering interesting patterns that augment sometimes unexpected harmonic changes. It's brainy rock, in other words, meant for music lovers who can appreciate the quality. Teo's vocals are raspy and expressive, growly when necessary - perfect for the musical mode. Teo also covers lead guitar, adapt at ear worm leads, with a tone that can be clean or dirty as required

Their sound ranges from straight up hard rock in tracks like The Mountain to the pop-flavoured acoustic Background Noise and folky To …