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Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Presents A Staged Reading of HOME by Samm-Art Williams June 15
San Francisco's Lorraine Hansberry Theatre joins Project1VOICE and over 30 African American theatre companies nationwide to celebrate Juneteenth in 1Voice/1Play/1Day!
Project1VOICE is a national performing arts service organization whose mission is to strengthen and promote African American theater and playwrights. Each year, Project1VOICE presents an international salute to the American theater on the third Monday in June in recognition of Juneteenth to preserve the legacy and tradition of the American theater, most specifically African American playwrights. This year, Project1VOICE honors the 35th anniversary of HOME’s Broadway debut and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, and over 30 African American theaters and diverse institutions across the country and internationally, will present simultaneous staged readings in 1VOICE/1PLAY/
LHT's San Francisco Staged Reading Cast:
DAVID MOORE* --- CEPHUS MILES
KELLEY STRICKLAND --- WOMAN 1
CATHLEEN RIDDLEY* --- WOMAN2
STEVEN ANTHONY JONES * --- STAGE DIRECTIONS
*Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Professional Actors & Stage Managers Union.
ABOUT HOME by Samm-Art Williams: HOME is a brilliantly inventive, lyrically expressive play that deals joyfully with the coming of age of a young black man from rural South Carolina. The action begins on a small farm in South Carolina that Cephus Miles, an orphan, inherited from his family. Young and strong, he is content to work the land—until his childhood sweetheart rejects him and goes off to college. Not believing in the Vietnam War, Cephus is imprisoned as a draft evader for refusing to serve. By the time he is released, Cephus has lost his land to the tax collector and heads north to build a new life. With a good job and a slinky new girlfriend, he finds the big city exciting and rewarding. But soon after, the dream begins to fade—Cephus loses his job and becomes involved in drugs and prostitution. Pulling himself together, he returns to South Carolina and settles back on the land with his old sweetheart. Despite all, he never lost his joyous goodwill, his indomitable spirit and the conviction that one day his quest for fulfillment would be rewarded.
ABOUT LORRAINE HANSBERRY THEATRE (LHT): Award-
HOME STAGED READING DETAILS:
WHO: Lorraine Hansberry Theater in Association with the 5th Annual Project1VOICE
WHAT: Benefit staged reading of HOME by Samm-Art Williams
WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2015 - 7:00 PM
WHERE: African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA94102.
WHY: Project1VOICE collaborates with over 30 theaters and other diverse institutions across the country to present simultaneous staged readings of a classic play or musical by an African-American writer or composer on the third Monday in June in recognition of Juneteenth. The event fosters community awareness and audience recommitment to local arts institutions. Net proceeds from the San Francisco reading of HOME will benefit the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre.
TICKETS: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors/Students. To purchase tickets: go to http://lhtsf.org/
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