JUNE SHOWS! HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

IT'S OUR SEASON FINALE!! 

It's been such a wild ride. This project is a labor of love and the fact that we were able to put together a full season is kind of incredible. I never seriously thought this show would materialize like it did. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS, VIEWERS, AND GUESTS!! We'll be back in the fall. In the meantime, I'll be updating this blog for show recommendations and some of my personal theatre adventures! Also, follow us on social media @REtheatreNYC!

Anyway, below are the fantastic shows we saw this month:

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OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET @ The Signature Center until June 17

The sudden death of Sister Rose and the theft of her corpse brings together the various people from her life. Some from around the neighborhood, others from across the nation, but all have to reconcile the enormous impact her life had on them, and what her death has resurrected.

Cast:

Joey Auzenne – Balthazar
Erick Betancourt – Edwin
Quincy Tyler Bernstine – Inez
Maki Borden – Pinky
Jimonn Cole – Flip
John Doman – Father Lux
Dierdre Friel – Sonia
Hill Harper – Rooftop
Kevin Isola – Gail
Stephanie Kurtzuba – Marcia
Paola Lazaro - Norca
John Procaccino – Victor

Produced by Signature Theatre
Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by Phylicia Rashad
Scenic Designer - Walt Spangler
Costumer Designer - Alexis Forte
Lighting Designer - Keith Parham
Sound Designer - Robert Kaplowitz
Hair & Wig Design - Cookie Jordan
Dialect Coach - Susan Finch
Production SM - Charles M. Turner III

 
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THE GREAT LEAP @ Atlantic Theater Stage II until June 24

June, 1989. Student protests are exploding all over Beijing against the communist government. Meanwhile, across the ocean in San Francisco, a young Chinese American baller (Manford) successfully begs the university basketball coach to put him on the team that is set to play China in an international friendly. This is his best opportunity to prove to the world that he isn't just a good Chinatown baller, but a world class baller. However, what awaits Manford in China goes deeper than just the game, as personal and political history go head to head on the court. 

Cast:

Ali Ahn – Connie
Ned Eisenberg – Saul
Tony Aidan Vo – Manford
BD Wong – Wen Chang

Produced by Atlantic Theater Company
Written by Lauren Yee
Directed by Taibi Magar
Scenic Designer – Takeshi Kata
Costume Designer – Tilly Grimes
Lighting Designer – Eric Southern
Sound & Original Compositions – Broken Chord
Projection Designer – David Bengali
Movement Director – Jesse Perez
Production SM – Lura Smith
Assistant SM – Kaleigh Bernier


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SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS @ New York City Center Stage II until July 8

"On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free?" (From official website)

Cast:

Stephanie Berry - Aunt Mama
Sheldon Best - James
Fern Cozine - Isabel
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart - Mattie
Chinaza Uche - Henry

Produced by Manhattan Theatre Club
Written by Donja R. Love
Directed by Saheem Ali
Scenic Designer - Arnulfo Maldonado
Lighting Designer - Jason Lyons
Costume Designer - Dede Ayite
Hair & Make Up Designer - Cookie Jordan
Sound Designer - Palmer Hefferan
Original Music - Michael Thurber
Movement - Darrell Grand Moultrie
Fight Direction - Dave Anzuelo
Production SM - Jereme Kyle Lewis
Stage Manager - Erin McCoy