MAI N S T A G E
Nov. 28th to Dec. 6th
WINE IN THE
by Alice Childress
Historically, the 1960's were a period of wrongful deaths, uprising
and rioting, due to the civil rights movement in America. With the backdrop of Ferguson, in light of the Treyvon verdict , and so many of the racially charged incidents of today, it only seems appropriate that this 'Nora Vaughn favorite'
by Alice Childress be staged.
Wine In The Wilderness, places in the balance, the stances taken in the midst of struggles, and unveils socio-economic lines that we have drawn in the 'quick' sand.
The setting of the play is an apartment in Harlem. Alice Childress makes important points with the characters in this play.
Playwright Alice Childress' poignant remembrance of the early 1960s depicts an African-American society riddled with schisms—urban versus rural, feminism versus sexism, and revolution versus, seemingly, everything else. Sooner or later in Bill's apartment almost everyone sees someone they think is "holding the race back"—and as a result, each gets lost in the intra-cultural stereotype slapped on them.
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'L O N E R S'
A story about Self Renewal, Self Respect. Although you may find love on a 2 way street you pass many crosswalks, and intersections that provide you with the opportunity to make A U-Turn before you loose love of oneself, along a lonesome highway. 7 people who, while lost in their own identity, finally, truly find themselves.
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Jan. 15th thru Feb 1st
WOMAN AT THE WELL
Dr. Mona Vaughn Scott, Dr. Betty & Mr. Sid Burston,
"Having it all" sometimes means having all the trouble, too, as the characters of Woman at the Well quickly discover in this empowering, inspiring play from Black Repertory Group. When two childhood friends realize their dream of running a dress shop in the nation's capital, neither is prepared for the emotional baggage and difficult choices that come along with success. Business, friendships, love and much else intertwine in this suspenseful drama full of true-to-life characters. Already extended beyond its scheduled closing date, this wildly popular production won't stick around long before it goes on tour.
The funniest Gospel Stage play about Love and relationships that you will ever see!
Paul Singleton BLACK THEATER
A story about LOVE in Relationships that if your in one you definitely want to see!
Sid Cohen Stage News
The most hysterical, historical story about the road less traveled when your IN LOVE!
Polly Fuentes Bueno Teatro
Feb. 13th thru Feb. 28th
M U L A T T O
By Langston Hughes
Racism has pitted father against son and brother against brother. Langson Hughes's Mulatto: A Play of the Deep South, which is usually referred to by the shorter title of Mulatto, was the writer's first full-length play. Although it was not published until 1963, when it was published in Five Plays by Langston Hughes, it was written in the early 1930s and first performed on Broadway in 1935. This stage production set a record for the number of performances of a play by an African American.
Love can be A Battlefield, when born of two races! This was one of my Grandparents favorites. Dir. Sean Vaughn Scott
April 10th thru May 10th
A R T E V A N S
(Berkeley High School Hall Of Famer & Esteemed Hollywood Actor& Original Broadway Cast Member)
The play addresses themes of the role of a church in an African-American family and the effect of a poverty born of racial prejudice on an African-American community.
The Amen Corner takes place in two settings: a ‘‘corner’’ church in Harlem and the apartment dwelling of Margaret Alexander, the church pastor, and of her son, David, and sister Odessa. After giving a fiery Sunday morning sermon, Margaret is confronted by the unexpected arrival of her long estranged husband, Luke, who collapses from illness shortly thereafter. Their son, David, along with several elders of the congregation, learn from Luke that, while Margaret had led everyone to believe that he had abandoned her with their son years ago, it was in fact Margaret who had left a dysfunctional Luke and pursued a religious life.
JUNE 12TH THRU JUNE 21ST
A black preacher returns to his hometown to open a church, outwitting a segregationist plantation owner to make it happen, in this musical adaptation of Ossie Davis' play Purlie Victorious
This musical Stageplay was A Black Rep staple-
Dr. Mona Vaughn Scott
Black Repertory Group
3201 Adeline St. Berkeley CA. 94703
(1 BLK SOUTH OF ASHBY BART STATION)