NC Black Rep: International Black Theatre Festival: Float Like a Butterfly & From Birmingham to Broadway

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Float Like a Butterfly Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota, FL An homage to heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, who took a stand against injustice. As an American icon, he proved he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” – far beyond the boxing ring. Written by Michael Jacobs. Directed by Nate Jacobs. Performed by Darius Autry. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience) From Birmingham to Broadway Auntie Pat Productions, New York, NY A snapshot of Nell Carter’s career, demonstrating the determination this nontraditional Black woman possessed despite the odds against her. Faced with early tragedy, Carter’s refusal to give up on her dreams and her buoyant, larger-than-life onstage persona have left a lasting legacy. Written and performed by Tarra Conner Jones. Directed by Nate Jacobs. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience)

$45

NC Black Rep: International Black Theatre Festival: Who Will Sing for Lena? & The Claudette Colvin Story

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Who Will Sing for Lena? A captivating one-woman show about Lena Mae Baker. It follows Lena, a Black housemaid, working in 1940s rural Georgia, and how her dream was deferred by the times she lived in. Written by Janice Liddell. Directed by Sal Jones. Performed by Jes Washington. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience) The Claudette Colvin Story Before Rosa and Martin made their entrance, there was Claudette Colvin, a 15 year old who stood for justice by staying seated. With Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth on her shoulders, 83 year old Claudette shares her powerful, and often overlooked story. Written by two-time Obie Award winner Stephanie Berry and Lawrence Floyd. Directed by Bianca Laverne Jones. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience

$45

NC Black Rep: International Black Theatre Festival: Float Like a Butterfly & From Birmingham to Broadway

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Float Like a Butterfly Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota, FL An homage to heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, who took a stand against injustice. As an American icon, he proved he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” – far beyond the boxing ring. Written by Michael Jacobs. Directed by Nate Jacobs. Performed by Darius Autry. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience) From Birmingham to Broadway Auntie Pat Productions, New York, NY A snapshot of Nell Carter’s career, demonstrating the determination this nontraditional Black woman possessed despite the odds against her. Faced with early tragedy, Carter’s refusal to give up on her dreams and her buoyant, larger-than-life onstage persona have left a lasting legacy. Written and performed by Tarra Conner Jones. Directed by Nate Jacobs. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience)

$45

NC Black Rep: International Black Theatre Festival: Float Like a Butterfly & From Birmingham to Broadway

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Float Like a Butterfly Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota, FL An homage to heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, who took a stand against injustice. As an American icon, he proved he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” – far beyond the boxing ring. Written by Michael Jacobs. Directed by Nate Jacobs. Performed by Darius Autry. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience) From Birmingham to Broadway Auntie Pat Productions, New York, NY A snapshot of Nell Carter’s career, demonstrating the determination this nontraditional Black woman possessed despite the odds against her. Faced with early tragedy, Carter’s refusal to give up on her dreams and her buoyant, larger-than-life onstage persona have left a lasting legacy. Written and performed by Tarra Conner Jones. Directed by Nate Jacobs. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience)

$45

NC Black Rep: International Black Theatre Festival: Who Will Sing for Lena? & The Claudette Colvin Story

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Who Will Sing for Lena? A captivating one-woman show about Lena Mae Baker. It follows Lena, a Black housemaid, working in 1940s rural Georgia, and how her dream was deferred by the times she lived in. Written by Janice Liddell. Directed by Sal Jones. Performed by Jes Washington. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience) The Claudette Colvin Story Before Rosa and Martin made their entrance, there was Claudette Colvin, a 15 year old who stood for justice by staying seated. With Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth on her shoulders, 83 year old Claudette shares her powerful, and often overlooked story. Written by two-time Obie Award winner Stephanie Berry and Lawrence Floyd. Directed by Bianca Laverne Jones. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience

$45

NC Black Rep: International Black Theatre Festival: Float Like a Butterfly & From Birmingham to Broadway

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Float Like a Butterfly Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota, FL An homage to heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, who took a stand against injustice. As an American icon, he proved he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” – far beyond the boxing ring. Written by Michael Jacobs. Directed by Nate Jacobs. Performed by Darius Autry. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience) From Birmingham to Broadway Auntie Pat Productions, New York, NY A snapshot of Nell Carter’s career, demonstrating the determination this nontraditional Black woman possessed despite the odds against her. Faced with early tragedy, Carter’s refusal to give up on her dreams and her buoyant, larger-than-life onstage persona have left a lasting legacy. Written and performed by Tarra Conner Jones. Directed by Nate Jacobs. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience)

$45

NC Black Rep: International Black Theatre Festival: Who Will Sing for Lena? & The Claudette Colvin Story

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Who Will Sing for Lena? A captivating one-woman show about Lena Mae Baker. It follows Lena, a Black housemaid, working in 1940s rural Georgia, and how her dream was deferred by the times she lived in. Written by Janice Liddell. Directed by Sal Jones. Performed by Jes Washington. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience) The Claudette Colvin Story Before Rosa and Martin made their entrance, there was Claudette Colvin, a 15 year old who stood for justice by staying seated. With Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth on her shoulders, 83 year old Claudette shares her powerful, and often overlooked story. Written by two-time Obie Award winner Stephanie Berry and Lawrence Floyd. Directed by Bianca Laverne Jones. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience

$45

North Carolina Black Repertory Company: International Black Theatre Festival: Coconut Cake

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Coconut Cake tells the story of four retirees who spend their days debating the mysteries of life over coffee and games of chess at a local McDonald’s. But when a mysterious woman moves to town, tempting Eddie Lee and his chess buddies to indulge in melt-in-your-mouth coconut cakes and medicine cabinet secrets, their lives are changed forever.

$45

NC Black Rep: International Black Theatre Festival: Who Will Sing for Lena? & The Claudette Colvin Story

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Who Will Sing for Lena? A captivating one-woman show about Lena Mae Baker. It follows Lena, a Black housemaid, working in 1940s rural Georgia, and how her dream was deferred by the times she lived in. Written by Janice Liddell. Directed by Sal Jones. Performed by Jes Washington. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience) The Claudette Colvin Story Before Rosa and Martin made their entrance, there was Claudette Colvin, a 15 year old who stood for justice by staying seated. With Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth on her shoulders, 83 year old Claudette shares her powerful, and often overlooked story. Written by two-time Obie Award winner Stephanie Berry and Lawrence Floyd. Directed by Bianca Laverne Jones. (Larry Leon Hamlin Solo Performance Series, General Audience

$45

North Carolina Black Repertory Company: International Black Theatre Festival: Coconut Cake

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Coconut Cake tells the story of four retirees who spend their days debating the mysteries of life over coffee and games of chess at a local McDonald’s. But when a mysterious woman moves to town, tempting Eddie Lee and his chess buddies to indulge in melt-in-your-mouth coconut cakes and medicine cabinet secrets, their lives are changed forever.

$45

North Carolina Black Repertory Company: International Black Theatre Festival: Coconut Cake

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Coconut Cake tells the story of four retirees who spend their days debating the mysteries of life over coffee and games of chess at a local McDonald’s. But when a mysterious woman moves to town, tempting Eddie Lee and his chess buddies to indulge in melt-in-your-mouth coconut cakes and medicine cabinet secrets, their lives are changed forever.

$45

North Carolina Black Repertory Company: International Black Theatre Festival: Coconut Cake

Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Coconut Cake tells the story of four retirees who spend their days debating the mysteries of life over coffee and games of chess at a local McDonald’s. But when a mysterious woman moves to town, tempting Eddie Lee and his chess buddies to indulge in melt-in-your-mouth coconut cakes and medicine cabinet secrets, their lives are changed forever.

$45