Thursday, January 29, 2009

Staged Reading: Yellowman - MON. 2/2!

We hope you can make an effort to make it out Monday night to the next Job-side Project in our Staged Reading Series being put together by Lori Shannon. This night's work is directed by Ensemble member Karla Hartley and features the talents of the amazing Fanni Green. Don't miss it!

by Dael Orlandersmith
Directed by Karla Hartley
Featuring Fanni Green
Mon., Feb. 2 at 7pm
$5 at the door, free to Jobsite season ticket holders

Yellowman, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, opened at the Manhattan Theater Club in October 2001. It is a two-actor piece in which each actor plays multiple roles. Orlandersmith examines intraracial racism and its effect on friends and eventual lovers Alma and Eugene, chronicling their relationship from childhood to adulthood in spare, uncommonly beautiful language with a South Carolinian/Gullah inflection. Their families and "friends," fueled by alcohol and incomprehensible rage, bend this relationship to the breaking point.

"A landmark in theater history.... Enthralling.... Mind-altering." ?The New York Times

"One of the most gripping, instructive, transforming hours in contemporary theater." The Times (Trenton, NJ) -- Review

Can you help us out by spreading the word? We'd appreciate it! Let's get these guys some love - it's the only reason they're doing it - that and have to have this great piece spoken out loud.

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