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Leah, the Forsaken
Lauren Marissa Smith*, Al-nisa Petty, Kim Yancey-Moore*, Anthony T. Goss
Aidrian Baidoo*, Marie Louise Guinier*
photo by Ed Forti

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On Strivers Row
by Abram Hill

May 19 - June 18, 2017

Oscar and Dolly Van Striven are hosting their daughter's debutante party in their townhouse on Strivers Row, but the success of the social event of the season is by no means guaranteed.
A scheming socialite from Brooklyn, a judgmental grandmother, a secret boyfriend, a presumptuous lottery winner, and none other than 'Joe the Jiver' all want to come to this party.

The first major production of the American Negro Theatre in 1940 is described as a satire on African-American social climbing.  But it is a complex work masquerading as a farce, dealing with issues of class, gender roles and
intra-racial stereotyping.

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PWYW is a Pay What You Will performance.
(Advance reservations may be made with a minimum $5 payment.)

Talkbacks following Sunday Matinées

Sunday, June 18
Special Guest Michael Dinwiddie
Associate Professor, Gallatin School, New York University

Cast:
Adrian Baidoo*
Charles Anthony Burks*
Christina D. Eskridge  
Anthony T. Goss  
Marie Louise Guinier*
SJ Hannah*
Linda Kuriloff*
Roland Lane  
Kim Yancey Moore*
Al-nisa Petty  
Madelynn Poulson  
Marlaina Powell*
Lauren Marissa Smith*
DeAnna Supplee*
Ruby Thomas  
Lawrence Winslow*

Crew:

DIRECTOR Timothy Johnson   

STAGE MANAGER Heather Olmstead*
SET DESIGN Collin Trevor  Eastwood  
LIGHTING DESIGN   Remy Leelike  
COSTUME DESIGN  Sidney Fortner  
FIGHT DIRECTOR  John Long  
 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Alexis Bronkovic  


*These actors and stage manager appear courtesy of
Actors Equity Association.

On Strivers Row is an AEA Approved showcase.