Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre to Present World Premiere of 'Looking for Leroy' by Larry Muhammad
WHERE AND WHEN: Feb 28 to March 31, 2019 Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street Presented by New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Producing Director, in association with Castillo Theatre. Thur-Sat at 8:00 PM plus Sat and Sun Matinees at 2:30 PM Tickets $40 gen. Adm., $30 seniors and students. Groups (10 or more) $25 http://www.castillo.org/ Ovation tix: 866-811-4111 Producing company website: www.newfederaltheatre.com PLEASE LIST: OFF BROADWAY Running time: 90 minutes Critics are invited on or after Saturday, March 2 (2:30 PM matinee). Opens March 2. Talkbacks each week will follow selected matinee performances: Saturday March 2 and Sundays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31. Photos are available at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kK6iFfGsiSzSHUNC6
NEW YORK, February 4 -- What is Black theater? How is it defined and by whom? What is the relationship between the Black dramatist, their creation and the Black community at large? "Looking for Leroy" by Larry Muhammad explores these questions through the legacy of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, who was one of the most important dramatists the 20th century and who defined the role of the Black playwright for our age. This two-character play imagines five encounters between Baraka, a literary lion now in his 60s, and an intern in his 20s who idolizes him, challenges him and aims to be like him. Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present the world premiere of the piece February 28 to March 31 at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. Petronia Paley directs.
Venue: Castillo Theater
543 W. 42nd St. Map
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