"Hope" One Man, One Show written and performed by Jerry Ford, directed by Turron Kofi Alleyne is a gripping coming of age drama, set in Detroit, MI, that tells the true story of Jerry Ford between the ages of 14 to 17, as he deals with the tragic deaths of his older brother and best friend and finds himself choosing between a life of crime or pursing his dream of becoming an actor. In 75 minutes, Ford tells a story filled with humor, inspiration, martial arts and amazing discipline, with lights and audio cues, and Ford's strong acting abilities you often forget you are watching one man on stage. It's a performance not to be missed.
In little more than an hour, Ford captures your attention and mind, morphing into a variety of characters to tell the riveting story of his battle for success, on and off the streets. As a young adult, growing up in the cold streets of Detroit, MI, he witnesses the murders of those closest to him, sending him to perilous lows as he finds himself in jail. Ford finds a way to push through the darkness and find an internal fire and will to succeed against all odds, with the discipline gained from a world-class martial arts education. It’s a magnificent story told with humor and perseverance, about finding yourself and your will to succeed. The story has something for everyone.
For more information on "Hope" and Jerry Ford, please visit www.therealjerryford.com or www.facebook.com/hopejford
Cast: Jerry Ford, Jerry Ford
Saturday, May 17, 2014 ONLY
Theater: Access Theater-Black Box Theater- NY, NY
Address: 380 Broadway @ White St.
NY, NY 10013
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Jerry Ford, the writer, performer and producer of "Hope" is a Detroit, MI native residing in New York as a working actor, writer and martial artist. He graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Theater/TV. He has performed his one-man show "Hope" for a variety of audiences over the last two years, from colleges and universities to local theaters in Detroit, motivational retreats and high schools. The show has been met with great success from two runs in 2013 at the Off-Broadway Theater, the Producers Club, as well as a special performance at the Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center.
Ford's talents extend beyond the stage to martial arts, as he has won multiple gold medals in the Junior Olympics, U.S. Open and other national tournaments. Jerry is currently working on publishing his autobiography, "From One Road to the Next," while developing the script for a feature film. As an actor, Ford is quite accomplished a series regular on Persons of Interest, All my Children, and has a co-starring role in Season 2 of Netflix's hit series, Orange is the New Black.