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Black History Month Play Festival

The National Black Touring Curcuit presents the Black History Month Play Festival, over four weekends from 8 Feb - 2 Mar 2008.

Black History Month Play Festival: 1 reading, 3 plays, at three different venues.

Schomburg Library
515 Lenox Avenue at 135th Street
New York, NY 10037

The People of Clarendon County:
A Play reading
Focuses on a little remembered incident in Clarendon County, South Carolina, when the Board of Education operated on a Separate but equal law that its people protested all the way to the Supreme Court.
Written by: Ossie Davis
Cast: Mary Alice, Danny Glover, Reuben Santiago Hudson, Roscoe Orman, Barbara Ann Teer, Glynn Turman and Lynn Whitfield.
Fri 8 Feb 7:30pm    
Sat 9 Feb 7:30pm
Sun 10 Feb 3pm    

Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030

A Rose Among Thorns (Rosa Parks):
Imagines what it must have been like to spend an evening with the, 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,' Rosa Parks.
Written by: Ella Joyce
Directed by Dan martin
Cast: Ella Joyce.
Fri 15 Feb 7:30pm    
Sat 16 Feb 7:30pm    
Sun 17 Feb 3pm    

National Black Theatre
2031 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10035

Confessions of Stepin Fetchit:
Delivers insight into why, with so much talent and intelligence, actor Stepin Fetchit made Hollywood believe he was the slow-witted, stereotypical person he played on screen, a dilemma that haunts Blacks in Hollywood to this day.
Written by: Matt Robinson
Fri 22 Feb 7:30pm    
Sat 23 Feb 3pm & 7:30pm    

Pauk Robeson:
A chronicle of the life of Paul Robeson, taking us from his childhood in New Jersey to his adult life around the world. An All-American athlete and a lawyer with Columbia Law School credentials, Robeson faces the racism prevalent in society in early part of the twentieth century. He strives to rise above, and it is his triumph in that struggle that turns Robeson into a modern day hero.
Written by: Philip Hayes Dean
Directed by: Shauneille Perry
Cast: Kevin Maynor and Cary Gant.
Fri 29 Feb 7:30pm    
Sat 1 Mar 7:30pm    
Sun 2 Mar 3pm    

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