Legendary Tony Award winner George Faison is directing a new Equity showcase production of Accept "Except" LGBT NY with performances beginning Thursday, June 21st at the Faison Firehouse Theater located in Harlem at 6 Hancock Place at West 124th Street between St. Nicholas and Morningside Ave at 7:30pm. The opening is scheduled for Friday, June 29th at 7:30 p.m. and will run on selected dates through Sunday, July 8th, 2012.
Accept "Except" LGBT NY, written by Karimah,has a cast led by teen spoken word artist/poet Cynthia Keteku, known as Ceez Liive and Sean Phillips Knock Me A Kiss (2011 Audelco winner best dramatic production). The creative team also includes Lighting Design by Thurston Reyes and Costume Design by Project Runway and Tony Award nominee (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess) Esosa.
Accept "Except" LGBT NY is about the struggle for justice in America from slavery to modern day Gay Rights. It tells the story of two gay twenty year olds running from the Law, a male from the plantation era (18th Century) and a female from the penitentiary era (21st Century). The play is based on the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution, which states "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
APAC, Inc., Collaborative Efforts and Fais-One Productions Inc. present Accept "Except" LGBT NY
The performance schedule is as follows:
Thursday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.
Friday June 22, 7:30 performance
Saturday June 23, 7:30 performance
Sunday June 24, 5 PM performance
Wednesday, June 27, 7:30-Reviewers
Thursday, June 28, 7:30-Reviewers
Friday, June 29, 7:30-Opening night
Saturday June 30, 7:30
Sunday July 1, 5PM
Friday, July 6, 11AM Matinee
Friday, July 6, 7:30
Saturday, July 7, 7:30
Sunday, July 8, 5PM final performance
Tickets are $18. To purchase, or for more information call Faison Firehouse at 212-665-7698, or contact Smarttix at 212 868-4111.
Photo credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.