BY OSCAR MICHEAUX

Genre: Drama
Cheryl L. Davis

The Milk Can Theatre Company opens its exciting fifth season with the world premier of By Oscar Micheaux, a stirring new play by Kleban Award-winning playwright Cheryl L. Davis. This is the (mostly) true story of Oscar Micheaux, one of the nations first African-American filmmakers. Against all odds, Micheaux became a successful playwright, novelist and director of over 40 films in segregated, early 20th century America. Through a compelling mixture of historical film clips, imagined scenes, and recreated moments, By Oscar Micheaux tells the story of a man whose legacy has been all but lost to the forces of history.
By Oscar Micheaux is directed by Milk Can Artistic Director Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, with original music by Elise Morris, video recording and design by Rene Migliaccio, set design by Ann Bartek, lighting design by Christopher Edwards, and features performances by Garrett Hendricks, Becky Lake, April McCants, Harold Suratt, Vladimi Versailles, Amelia Workman, and Justin Zimmerman.
About the Company: The Milk Can Theatre Company

Founded in the summer of 2003, The Milk Can Theatre Company is a collective of playwrights and directors who develop and produce new plays through readings, workshops, full productions and ten-minute play festivals.

 Our structured development process results in work that finds humor in the unexpected, excites the audience's imagination and explores the complexity of the human experience.  

Open:   10/20/07
Close:   11/04/07

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By Oscar Micheaux will run October 20th through November 4th with performances on Thursdays and Saturdays at 8pm, Wednesdays at 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Please note that there will be no performance on Wednesday, October 31st, but instead a performance on Monday, October 29th at 7pm. Sunday, November 4th performance will be at 6pm.

Theater:   Michael Weller Theatre
Address:   311 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18 General - $15.00Students and Seniors
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Presented by: The Milk Can Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.milkcantheatre.org