JUST HAPPY TO BE HERE AND SKIN POPPIN

Genre: Solo Performance

JUST HAPPY TO BE HERE?
Written and performed by Damien D. Smith
Directed by Jason Summers

An indelible scar has been left on the psyche of America following the events of September 11, 2001. Just Happy to Be Here? tells of a government-sponsored study to evaluate to what extent does race and class affect ones feelings regarding that day and how one copes in this disconcertingly new and ever changing societal landscape? It is the final session of the study and this time several Black men from varying walks of life are having their say. Running the gamut from apathy to zeal, Just Happy to Be Here? seeks to reveal that despite differing opinions and lifestyles there are some inescapable realities that Black men face in America that transcend even the communal shock of a national tragedy.

SKINPOPPIN
Written and Performed by Christopher Basil Scrivens
Directed by Ozzie Jones

"Skinpoppin" is a provocative journey into the past, present and future of Mainchild James a drug addicted Afro-American man who faces the harsh reality of self discovery. Christopher 'Basil' Scrivens gives a heartrending performance in this one man show that offers a disturbing glance into the social and psychological impact of heroin addiction and recovery. His journey is illuminated through spoken word, movement and rhythm that will take you on a true Roller Coaster Ride.

Preview:   11/16/05
Open:   11/17/05
Close:   11/20/05

Schedule:
Wednesday-Friday, Sunday at 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Theater:   Michael Weller Theatre
Address:   311 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$20.00 or Call: at 212-545-4127