Diversity Players Of Harlem

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Diversity Players of Harlem, strive to ensure education and enlightenment opportunities through diverse forms of artistic and creative medium. It is our ultimate goal to nurture youth of undiscovered talents, and produce platforms for artists of various backgrounds. Furthermore, we believe that effectively meeting our goal will cure some of the societal ills affecting our communities.


Schedule of Upcoming Productions

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Production History

A Family's Play  | Open: 06/17/08 Close: 06/22/08
A Family's Play, which depicts a family structure reshaped by the affects of society. Deceits coupled with sharply contrasting personalities create the backdrop of this timeless piece. Follow the Delaney's as they embark on a heralding journey to seek the truth of family secrets, and realize that actions have cemented and will now... forever change their lives.
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A Family's Play  | Open: 05/18/06 Close: 05/27/06
A Family's Play, depicts a family structure reshaped by the affects of society. Deceits coupled with sharply contrasting personalities create the backdrop of this timeless piece. Follow the Delaneys as they embark on aheralding journey to seek the truth of family secrets, and realize that actions have cemented and will now... forever change their lives.
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A Marriage Proposal & He Said, She Said  | Open: 07/25/07 Close: 07/29/07
Two Comedic One Act Plays About Love & Relationships

A Marriage Proposal tells the story of the efforts of a nervous and excitable man who starts to propose to an attractive young woman, but who gets into a tremendous quarrel over a boundary line.

He Said, She Said After several years of being together, most couples begin to figure out what type of person they have by their sides. Or have they always known? This one-act is a comedic look inside this puzzling question. After all, what is the truth when it's based on what he said and what she said?

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A Soldier's Play  | Open: 11/07/06 Close: 11/12/06
A Soldier's Play - At the height of World War II, tensions were brewing overseas as U.S. Armed Forces engaged in a fight for freedom. Yet, at home, many individuals within U.S. Armed Forces were engaged in another fight: the fight for equality. This fight is the backdrop of this timeless piece which delves into the investigation of a murdered officer on a military base in Tynin, Louisiana.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French INC.

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Backstage at Da Fonky B  | Open: 05/17/06 Close: 05/27/06
Backstage at Da Fonky B, tracks the legendary Brownie Glendale's rise to fame as she attempts to revive the black burlesque art form without revealing the secrets of her troubled past. Tackling complex issues such as: economic independence, domestic violence, creativity, strength and friendship, this heart-wrenching story fuses together funk, jazz, soul, and hip-hop. It will get you groovin' in your seat.
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Bridal Terrorism  | Open: 11/08/06 Close: 11/12/06
Bridal Terrorism is a dark comedy about the tactics one woman uses to capture a groom. This one act play asks the question, how far would a woman go to become a bride?

Produced by Special arrangement with Samuel French INC.

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Die Laughing  | Open: 11/08/07 Close: 11/18/07
Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with Breast Cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching. Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?

Starring Gil Charleston on Nov. 10th at 4pm, Nov 11 at 6pm, Nov 17 at 6pm and Nov 18 at 4pm & 8pm

Starring Russell Jordan on Nov. 10th at 6pm, Nov 11 at 4pm & 8pm, Nov 17 at 4pm and Nov 18 at 6pm

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Die Laughing  | Open: 09/26/07 Close: 09/30/07
Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with Breast Cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching. Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?

Starring Gil Charleston on Wednesday 7pm, Friday 7pm, Saturday 5pm, Sunday 5pm.

Starring Forrest Renaissance on Thursday 7pm, Saturday 2pm, Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm.

A portion of all proceeds goes toward the fight against cancer.

Join us at www.myspace.com/dielaughingtheplay

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Die Laughing  | Open: 04/15/08 Close: 04/27/08
Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with Breast Cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching. Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?
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Die Laughing The Stage Play  | Open: 10/05/10 Close: 10/18/10
Die Laughing the Stage Play, written by Marq Overton and directed by Dwight Ali Williams, tells the story of Michael Laurence, a struggling but very talented misogynistic comedian, on the threshold of the biggest break of his career is forced to take a serious look at his life after being stricken with Breast Cancer. Depressed and facing his new reality, Michael finds himself contemplating suicide. Only a timely phone call from his daughter in his darkest hour stops him from ending it all and leads him to a period of soul searching. Blinded by his selfishness, self-pity and ego he comes to the conclusion that God is punishing him and has singled him out to be the butt of the cruelest joke of all, a man with Breast Cancer. So he begins a debate with God, it is within these arguments that the truth is unveiled. Now with the truth exposed, will Michael Laurence have time to redeem himself?

 

Production Schedule:

October 5 – October 17

Tuesdays – Thursdays 8:00pm Nightly

Friday 6pm and 8pm

Saturdays and Sundays 2pm, 6pm, and 8pm

Doors open 30 minutes prior to show

 

Dennis LA White along with Raqiyah Mays, Chanelle Washington and Leah J. Gaines Perform:

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 8pm and Sundays at 2pm

 

Doni C Comas along with Danielle Johnson, Eugina Williams and Brittany Pompey  perform:

Tuesday October 5 & 12 at 8pm and Friday October 8 & 15 at 6pm

 

Sparks Grassly along with Janine R. Gaines, Du’ Ana Speights and Denezia Hymes  perform:

Wednesday October 6 at 8pm Saturday October 8 at 2pm & 6pm and Sunday October 9 8pm

 

Shaheed Woods along with Cassandra Johnson, Shari McCullough, Allison Paul perform:

Sunday October 10 & 17 at 6pm

 

Gil Charleston along with Claudia McLain, Apri Brown and Alicia McLain perform:

Wednesday October 13 at 8pm Saturday October 16 at 2pm & 6pm and Sunday October 17 at 8pm


About the Company: Diversity Players Of Harlem

Diversity Players of Harlem, strive to ensure education and enlightenment opportunities through diverse forms of artistic and creative medium. It is our ultimate goal to nurture youth of undiscovered talents, and produce platforms for artists of various backgrounds. Furthermore, we believe that effectively meeting our goal will cure some of the societal ills affecting our communities.

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He Said, She Said: A Romantic Comedy  | Open: 08/28/09 Close: 08/29/09
After several years of being together, most couples begin to figure out what type of person they have by their sides. Or have they always known? This one-act is a comedic look inside this puzzling question. After all, what is the truth when it’s based on what he said and what she said?

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Love's Gonna Get Ya!  | Open: 07/28/10 Close: 08/01/10
Diversity Players of Harlem aka DPOH Entertainment and J’Nointed Entertainment join forces to bring you the inspirational stage play Love’s Gonna Get Ya! by James and Michele Woodson, with Music by Germono Toussaint and directed by Dwight Ali Williams. Performances will be at the Roy Arias Theatres for one week only, July 28 – August 1, 2010.

Love's Gonna Get Ya! is based on the true story of eight singles and their passionate search for true love. So focused on pursuing his career goal, Nate is too busy to stop and smell the roses. Heart broken from past relationships, Jasmine comes to realize that her search for true love will only happen when she learns to let go. With their timely meeting and subsequent love story as the backdrop, the crux of the play lies in the trials and tribulations of their six friends, each of whom have their own difficulties with relationships and love.

Cast: Iman Richardson, Robbie Darby, Claudia McLain, Michele Woodson, Steve Strickland, Gabriel Hamilton, Temesgen Tocruray, Armani Williams, Zuhairah McGill, Arissa Dorsey, Jasmine Taylor, James Hunter, Carl Payne and Shawn Luckey.


For more information, visit www.diversityplayersofharlem.com.

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Love's Gonna Get Ya!  | Open: 07/13/06 Close: 07/16/06
A Family's Play, depicts a family structure reshaped by the affects of society. Deceits coupled with sharply contrasting personalities create the backdrop of this timeless piece. Follow the Delaneys as they embark on a heralding journey to seek the truth of family secrets, and realize that actions have cemented and will now... forever change their lives.
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The Birthday Party  | Open: 09/26/07 Close: 09/30/07
The Birthday Party is written by Harold Pinter, the winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature.

So, what would happen if a bizarre loner cohabitates in a house with a married couple, a beautiful woman, and a couple of seedy characters? This question is answered with jaw-dropping humor as the housemates throw a birthday party for the loner. The event is the place where several disturbing facts are surfaced and a shocking resolve unfolds.

Join us www.myspace.com/dpohentertainment

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The Red Lamp  | Open: 07/25/07 Close: 07/29/07
The Red Lamp is a comedy that explores fast, furious, and unexpected complications that occur when three family members decide to use one red lamp as a signal to alert three very different people for three very different reasons.
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