Now Playing: Fences

Fences
Mad Cow Theatre

Harriett Theatre
54 West Church Street
Orlando, Fl. 32801
August 4 – 27, 2017

Written by August Wilson
Directed by Tony Simotes
Role: Troy Maxson

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Missed “Thurgood”? Here’s Your Chance to See It on June 27

ONE NIGHT ONLY

Thurgood
Gloucester Stage

Gorton Theater
267 East Main Street
Gloucester, Mass.
June 27, 2017

An aging Thurgood Marshall prepares to retire after 24 years on the Supreme Court. (PHOTO: Andrew Brilliant)

An aging Thurgood Marshall prepares to retire after 24 years on the Supreme Court. (PHOTO: Andrew Brilliant)

By George Stevens Jr.
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
Role: Thurgood Marshall

TICKETS $25

Box Office: 978-281-4433

A one man play about Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court, Thurgood spans Marshall’s impressive career as a lawyer, arguing such landmark cases as Brown v. Board of Education.

“Davenport has the kind of ineffable stage presence that can’t be adequately described but needs to be experienced….    [A] passionate portrayal… the actor thoroughly inhabits the character of Marshall.”
The Boston Globe 

 

“As you watch this piece, and you understand what Thurgood Marshall did and what he experienced, you can’t help but tie it to our times today.”
WGBH’s Jared Bowen 

 

“Johnny Lee Davenport delivers a commanding, compelling portrait of the first African-American to serve as a justice on the United States Supreme Court… Marshall, as we see him here, isn’t a faded relic, but rather a respected elder whose patter, soft and inviting as it is, barely conceals a sharp and brilliant streak of humor… not to mention a still white-hot streak of passion for social justice.”
WBUR’s The ARTery

 

“A tour de force.”
Boston Arts Review 

 

“A must see!”
The White Rhino Report 

 

“A powerful reminder that one man can make a difference.”
Broadway World 

 

“Excellent entertainment.”
On Boston Stages 

 

“One of the great performances of the year.”
Boston Post-Gazette 

 

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Just Closed

Bank Job
Gloucester Stage

267 East Main Street
Gloucester, Mass.
May 19 – June 10, 2017

BankJobsmallWritten by John Kolvenbach
Directed by Bob Walsh
Role: Officer Dale James

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Staged Reading: US v. UNCLE PAUL

US v. UNCLE PAUL

Internet

Written by Rachel Hinkel and Claudia Nolan
Directed by Claudia Nolan

UMass Amherst
Bartlett Hall, Room 316
Saturday April 22 @ 2 p.m. 

Roles: U.S. Agent, Friend, and Ensemble

Synopsis: US v. UNCLE PAUL adapts material about the arrest and trial of Paul Hinkel following a Department of Homeland Security sting operation seeking online child predators. While Paul never took the stand during his actual trial, here, he and his family members and friends all have a voice in the proceedings. Drawing from court transcripts, interviews with family members, and letters Paul has written to Hinkel from jail, this play asks the audience to see Paul as a complex human being while still acknowledging the fact that he was pursuing sexual relations with what he believed was an underage teen girl, even though she never really existed.

It’s a provocative exploration of the new digital reality, the blurred lines of privacy, fantasy, deception, entrapment, and masking.

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Next Up: Bank Job

Bank Job
Gloucester Stage

267 East Main Street
Gloucester, Mass.
May 19 – June 10, 2017

BankJobsmallWritten by John Kolvenbach
Directed by Bob Walsh
Role: Officer Dale James

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Oedipus Rex at PICT in Pittsburgh, Closed April 8

Oedipus Rex
PICT (Pittsburgh’s Classical Theatre)

Union Project
801 North Negley Avenue, Highland Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
March 23 – April 8, 2017

Oedipus

Written by Sophocles
Directed by Alan Stanford
Role: Creon

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Thurgood, Closed February 12

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Next Up: Thurgood at New Rep

Thurgood
New Repertory Theatre

Black Box Theatre
Aresenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, Mass.
January 7 – February 5, 2017

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Written by George Stevens, Jr.
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
Role: Thurgood Marshall

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Ascendants Anthology Wins Big at NYCIFF’s Fright Fest!

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From Director Don Schechter’s Twitter and Website:

Awards for The Ascendants Anthology! New York City International Film Festival’s Fright Fest: Best Director–Don Schechter, Best Actor–Johnny Lee Davenport, Best Actress–Kate Jurdi, and Best TV Series Science Fiction!

The Ascendants is a multi-platform project that includes a series of short films (The Ascendants Anthology), a series pilot script, and a novelization of that script. Episodes of The Ascendants Anthology have screened at Hollyshorts (Finalist), The Independent Television and Film Festival, The Boston International Film Festival (Winner, Best Sci-Fi), Hot Springs International Film Festival, The Philip K. Dick Film Festival, The Tri-Cities Film Festival, the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival (Honorable Mention), and Boston Comic Con.

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Now Playing

Akeelah and the Bee
The Wheelock Family Theatre

Akeelah and the Bee Promo

Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchkison
Adapted by Cheryl L. West
Directed by Maura Tighe
Role: Dr. Larabee
October 21  – November 20, 2016

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