“Songs Of The Harlem River” (Collection Of One-Acts) By Marita Bonner, Rafe M. Coleman, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Willis Richardson And Eulalie Spence
August 30 to September 6
Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater), 155 First Ave.
Box office: SMARTTIX (212) 868-4444. – Other info: TNC (212) 254-1109.
The Xoregos Performing Company offers a program of five forgotten, fascinating Harlem Renaissance one acts written between 1920-1930 including works by Marita Bonner, Rafe M. Coleman, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Willis Richardson and Eulalie Spence as well as the poems of Sterling A. Brown, Langston Hughes and others. The evening takes us back in time to the 1920s, complete with authentic period costumes and props, accompanied by music of the jazz era by Jean Moreau Gottschalk, Ray Henderson and Shelton Brooks. The plays will be performed continuously without breaks, uniting what have long been distinct one-acts. Some of the poetry will be set to dance. Eight actors play all the characters in the five plays. Directed and choreographed by Shela Xoregos.
Complete info: http://www.jsnyc.com/season/dreamup_2015/songsoft.htm