20TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THEATER

FEATURED PLAYWRIGHT

June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 25 at 8:00pm

June 18 and 25 at 2:00pm

B-BOY BLUES THE PLAY

by James Earl Hardy

Opposites do attract. Where class and culture clash when a journalist and a homeboy bike messenger fall in love, B-Boy Blues is based on James Earl Hardy's groundbreaking, best-selling novel series, praised as the first gay hip-hop love story. 

EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS

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WED, June 1 at 8:00PM

20TH ANNIVERSARY

by Marcus Harmon

Set 20 years after the September 11th attacks, two firefighters meet to remember their friend  and reveal much more about themselves and the world around them.

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THURS, June 2 at 8:00PM

SOCKY TELLS ALL

by Rollin Jewett

Andy is a young patient in a mental institution and has no intention of ever leaving. Nor does his best friend -- a stuffed sock monkey. Woe to anyone that tries to force Andy from his beloved home. 

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WED, June 8 at 8:00PM

PHANTASMAGORIA

by Alethea Harnish 

While in university-sanctioned quarantine, a young woman learns what it means to forsake her home, her family, and her religion to live in the devil’s playground: New York City. 

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THURS, June 9 at 8:00PM

THE LOVE NOT TOGETHER

by Jennifer Cendana Armas

L & K are absolutely in love with each other... and absolutely unable to get it together as they try to make it work.

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THURS, June 16 at 8:00PM

RUN

by Elle

Rhythm and verse drive this contemporary opera about a woman who, after a rattling revelation, awakens from a deep sleep-on-herself to the victory that’s hers to claim… if she’d only RUN.

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SAT, June18 at 8:00PM

FOR COLORED BOYZ

by Bryan-Keyth Wilson

For Colored Boyz on the verge of a nervous breakdown/ when freedom aint enuff is an unabashed display of blackness that’s unapologetic and speaks to the human heart from a black man’s perspective.

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WED, June 22 at 8:00PM

THE GOOD COP

by Christin Eve Cato

Anita Jones is a journalist who dedicates her life to civil rights and justice, and she is about to help file a lawsuit that will change many Black and Brown lives forever. Anita needs another signature and turns to her estranged friend, Jade Santiago, a police officer who abides by the blue wall of silence.

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THURS, June 23 at 8:00PM

STOOP

by Isa Guzman 

Stoop addresses the difficulties of coming out as transgender between two people from different generations within a predominantly Latino community. The play is a moment, a confrontation, between two characters who really care for one another, but who don't have the same understanding of the situation

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WED, June 1 at 8:00PM

THE HARD KNOCK LYFE

by Cris Eli Blak

When a rapper is diagnosed with AIDS, he must reckon with masculinity, what it means to be a man of color, and try repairing his relationship with his estranged daughter. 

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THURS, June 2 at 8:00PM

THE PALMIST 

by Sheila Duane

Fortune tellers predict the future, but are they really psychic? Do they look into the darkest corners of the human mind? Can they sense a murderer with a single touch?

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THURS, June 9 at 8:00PM

 FOREVER AND A DAY

by Marcus Scott

Triggered by viral videos of young black people dying, a boy genius and his best pals embark on a journey to discover the Fountain of Youth. By creating the cure for eternal youth and immortality, they believe they could circumvent and combat the rampant violence brought on against young black people.

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WED, June 15 at 8:00PM

SOUL SURVIVOR

by Alano P. Baez

A man imprisoned and sentenced to die, contemplates the course of his life, the story of his beloved Soul music singer, Sam Cooke, and the history of Black oppression in America.

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THURS, June 16 at 8:00PM

ADULTING

by Amira Mustapha

Miriam is a 30-something "muslim" woman who recently experienced a loss. While she is waiting for her mother to arrive her friend Liz uses every arsenal in her bag to help her cope. How will she navigate this loss? Will her mother ever arrive? and most importantly, how the hell do you put on a hijab?

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WED, June 22 at 8:00PM

MIDNIGHT MIRAGE

by Zoe Howard 

Two strangers encounter each other on a subway platform in the middle of the night. As time bends and warps, they discover what it means to connect.

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THURS, June 23 at 8:00PM

A SHOT RANG OUT

by Michael Hagins

A white police officer is trapped in a warehouse during an increasingly violent protest with a scared Black teen and a disgruntled schoolteacher.

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SAT, June 25 at 8:00PM

THE PRIDE

by Joy 

In the Baker home, God is first. And women are kings.

TICKETS

Festival Tickets $20

B-Boy Blues The Play $25

Tickets Available at 

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THEATRE ROW

410 West 42nd Street

New York, NY 10036

INFO  (212) 714-2442