H.A.D.L.E.Y Players and New Heritage Theatre Group present "Circumstances" by Roger Parris
After being delayed by Hurricane Sandy, two Harlem not for profit theaters will present Circumstances. Gertrude Jeannette, founder of The H.A.D.L.E.Y. Players, Ward Nixon Artistic Director, in association with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group announced today the presentation of Circumstances, a new play by Roger Parris and directed by Arthur French will open tomorrow January 8, 2013 and run through January 20, 2013 at the Harlem School for the Arts Theatre.
Set in 1961, Circumstances is the story of two young black college students in a predominately white New England college adjusting to living with each other while they learn about campus life and, at the same time, facing that they are at odds about the level of their involvement in the racial conflict erupting in the South.
Circumstances is an Equity approved showcase featuring: Staxx Cordero, Albert Eggleston, Leopold Lowe, Louise Mike, Matthew Murumba, Curtis Williams and Ali Woods. The Stage Manager is Larry Floyd, Costumer is Katherine Roberston, Set Design by Marshall Mitchell and Light/ Sound design by Derrick Minter.
Show times are Tuesdays through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm at the Harlem School of the Arts Theatre, 647 St. Nicholas Avenue at West 142nd Street, NYC. General Admission is $18 or 2 for $30. Seniors, Students, or Groups of 5 or more $15, Children under 12 $8.
On Tuesday January 8th and Wednesday January 9, 2013, there will be a Free Will offering. Patrons can donate what they can afford.
On Sunday January 20 at 2:30 there will be a special Dinner Theatre presentation. Dinner and Theatre will cost $25. For Tickets and information please call 646 323 0223.
Circumstances is supported in part by: the Department of Cultural Affairs New York City, New York City Council, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Council Member Inez E. Dickens, The New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair, The New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Geater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Community Works, CommunityMattersNYC, the Arlen Charitable Trust, Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis Foundation, Sidney & Johanna S. Poitier Foundation, and individual contributions from people like you.
New Heritage Theatre Group and the Hadley Players are proud members of The Harlem Arts Alliance and The Coalition of Theatres of Color
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