|A Midsummer Night's Madness
| Open: 08/17/09 Close: 08/17/09
Harlem’s Take Wing And Soar Productions in association with London’s Hackney Empire Ltd present The Hackney Harlem Theatre Company in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S MADNESS, Directed by Susie McKenna at The National Black Theatre in Harlem | A group of 17 young emerging artists aged 16 to 21 plan to take Harlem by storm with their production of A Midsummer Night’s Madness a modern production based on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's the year 2068, the war for resources is over and Hackney is about to celebrate the marriage of their hero. We meet the invisibles as they play havoc with the lives of the mortals around them. Come and see this young ensemble of actors and musicians as they present their version of this classic tale through music, dance and drama.
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| Open: 04/13/07 Close: 04/29/07
Take Wing And Soar Productions proudly presents Hamlet | Written By: William Shakespeare | Directed By: Elizabeth Swain | In a time of conflict, a voice from the grave will take a vengeful man to a place beyond sanity where only conspiracy and death await. Elizabeth Swain leads The TWAS Classical Actors of Color as they join Daytime Television Star Timothy D. Stickney as he takes on the role of Prince Hamlet, whose powerful feelings and mocking wit ill suit him for the task of vengeance.
Opening Night Gala:
Tuesday, April 17th @ 7:00pm
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|Le Triomphe De L'amour - "the Triumph Of Love"
| Open: 10/19/09 Close: 10/19/09
Take Wing And Soar Productions presents its 6th Annual Classical Lab Reading Series. Kevin Connell leads the TWAS Classical Actors of Color as they take you to an unidentified country in 18th century Europe, where an usurper's daughter has inherited the throne and feels guilty about her family's crimes. She learns that the rightful heir, Agis, exists but has been taught to hate her and reject all love. She falls in love with him at first sight, but he is kept in seclusion by a brother and sister to protect him from her. To get close enough to Agis, she must embark on a series of bribes, deceptions, and seductions. Don’t miss Project 1 of our international affair.
| Open: 12/14/09 Close: 12/14/09
Special Guest Stars John D. Thompson and Stephanie Berry join the TWAS Classical Actors of Color as they close the 2009 Classical Lab Reading Series with Shakespeare's tragic tale.
Behind every successful man is an ambitious woman, and behind the Scottish Thane of Cawdor is his wife, Lady Macbeth. Together they will plot the death of a king, and all else who stand in their path towards absolute power.
But guilt-stoked madness and paranormalvisitation lie ahead, and the man who kills in the night will come to understand that what begins in blood will end in blood.
|Massinissa And The Tragedy Of The House Of Thunder
| Open: 10/17/05 Close: 10/17/05
Massinissa And The Tragedy of The House of Thunder is the true story of Massinissa, Rome's Africa king; and his great love that sparkerd a war that changed the color of power of the world. This performance is part of The Take Wing And Soar Classical Lab Reading Series.
| Open: 11/06/06 Close: 11/07/06
Take Wing And Soar Productions is proud to present its 3rd Annual Classical Lab Reading Series featuring guest director Petronia Paley, 15 Classically Trained Actors of Color and their contemporaries, auditions, 3-5 days of open rehearsals, culminating with a dramatic staged reading free and open to the public, followed by a discussion and/or Q&A with the artists.
This season's selection the classic tale MEDEA, stars Tony Award Winning Actress Trezana Beverley as the sorceress princess Medea, who will stop at nothing to repay Jason for the ultimate betrayal of his family and the woman he promised to love forever.
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| Open: 11/14/05 Close: 11/14/05
Shakespeare's Othello is a story of love turned bad by unfounded jealousy. This great tragedy address modern day issues of proof and judgement, racism and human frailties. Join us as we spin this tale featuring an all female cast of 15 Classically Trained Actresses. This performance is part of The Take Wing And Soar Classical Lab Reading Series.
Next Up: The Rivals Written By Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Directed By Kevin Connell. Monday, December 12, 2005 @ 7:00PM
| Open: 03/12/10 Close: 03/28/10
Take Wing And Soar Productions proudly presents Steve Carter’s PECONG, starring Phyllis Yvonne Stickney; directed by Award winning actor and director Arthur French and Associate Artistic Director Timothy D. Stickney. | On a mythical Caribbean island, circa 1890, PECONG tells a poignant tale of music, magic, laughter, betrayal, sex, power and revenge!
Steve Carter’s Mediyah is a high priestess of exceptional magical power. She can give, and she can take away…well, that is until she falls in love with Jason, reducing her to a mere mortal, ultimately forcing her to choose between love and revenge. Join the TWAS Classical Actors of Color as they share the stage with celebrated film, television and stage actress Phyllis Yvonne Stickney as she takes on the role of the Great Granny Root, in this wonderful adaptation of the classic tale Medea.
|The African Company Presents Richard Iii
| Open: 11/12/09 Close: 11/12/09
1821, New York. While slavery still ravages a divided nation, Billy Brown's African Company has mounted a financial and critical success with its all-black production of Shakespeare's Richard III. But the all-white Park Theatre next door is mounting its own production and they will stop at nothing to subdue their increasingly popular competition.
Based on the little known true history of America's first black theatre company, Carlyle Brown eloquently tells the story of a small group of actors prepared to stand up and take center stage whatever the cost.
| Open: 12/12/05 Close: 12/12/05
The Rivals is Richard Brinsley Sheridan's rollicking comedy of manners and mistaken identities where anyone will go to the greatest of lengths to conquer true love.
Join us after the performance a special closing after party at JUDI's Bar | Lounge; 2308 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd (7th Avenue near 136th Street)