The National Black Theatre is proud to announce the celebration of its 42nd season. The season opens with an original work written by David D. Wright, entitled “OSHUN. A Yoruba Dance Drama” OSHUN represents the pinnacle of feminine power through drama, dance, song and music. The production is a biographical, and historical account of the often underestimated and misunderstood female orisa.
OSHUN promises to usher in the spirit of theatre founder, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, through layers of color, folklore and healing power (all of which the “Pearl of Harlem” was known to add to the Harlem community). By dramatically revealing the rich legacy of Yoruba mythology, OSHUN’s director Roderick Giles explores the many manifestations of Oshun and makes it relevant to audiences young and old.
The show kicks off a pivotal season for the NBT as it continues the legacy of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer with a commitment to excellence and healing of our communities of which we serve.
“OSHUN” (OSUN) will be running from April 17th thru May 9th, 2010. Show times are Friday, and Saturday at 8:00pm, and Sunday at 4:00pm. Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre is located at 2031-33 Fifth Avenue (125th & 126th Street). For the limited run, all tickets are $35 for general admission and group sales are available. To purchase your tickets using your credit card call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or visit our online box office at www.brownpapertickets.com. For reservations and information about group sales please call 212-722-3800.
Featuring an outstanding ensemble:
Creative team includes: David D. Wright (Musical Director), Chris Cumberbatch (Set Design), James Carter (Light Design), Colin Nchako (Animation Design), Reece Crawford Tocho-Duchine (Mask Design)
About the Company: National Black Theatre (NBT) www.nationalblacktheatre.org
Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre holds the largest New Sacred Yoruba Art Collection in the Western Hemisphere. National Black Theatre’s (NBT) Institute of Action Arts offers three programs: Communication Arts, Theatre Arts and Entrepreneurial Arts. NBT represents a collective creative energy that offers alternative learning in an institution that represents a global cultural perspective.
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.
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.
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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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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)