The Theme is Blackness Festival

The time is drawing near for the Durham/Duke, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern/Manbites Dog Theater collaboration: The Theme is Blackness Festival. Tickets available NOW!

Gil Faison, Utrophia Robinson and Regenna Rouse prepare for a fight in Night Beast by Ed Bullins.

Nov. 3-6 is the world premiere of Night Beast by Ed Bullins, directed by Jay O’Berski, Artistic Director of Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern.

On a dystopian Black planet, a Brother awakes to find himself in the midst of a civil war.

The show features Lakeisha Coffey, Gil Faison, Trevor Johnson, Utrophia Robinson, and Regenna Rouse. On opening night there will be a post-show discussion with playwright Ed Bullins moderated by Durham playwright Howard L. Craft.

You can find an interview with Jay about the Festival at behindthefringe.

Nov. 10-13 is the regional premiere of Harriet Jacobs by Lydia Diamond, directed by Dana Marks.

A lyrical, moving adaptation of Harriet Jacobs’ landmark American classic, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

The show features Hazel Edmond, Edward Evans, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Marilynn H. Rison, Tara-Whitney Rison, Justin Smith, and Amaris Whitaker. On opening night, Nov. 10, there will be a discussion with the playwright, moderated by Renee Alexander Craft.

There will be a video sneak-peek during these performances of Howard Craft’s Jade City Chronicles: Vol 1, a comic-book drama which will play at Manbites Dog in May of 2011.

The following is a trailer for the festival created by Jim Haverkamp.

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