Beginning Friday, February 19, the Billie Holiday Theatre at The Center for Arts & Culture presents 12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today at the Kumble Theatre.
Back by popular demand “12 Angry Men” is directed by Tony Award-nominee and Obie Award-winner Stephen McKinley Henderson. The play recounts the stories of everyday men subjected to racial profiling, based upon the book, edited by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey and published by The New Press.
While accounts of the stinging experience of racial profiling have been passed down as an contemptible legacy to generations of African American men, recent high-profile cases have drawn an alarmed reaction across the country, challenging local police, politicians and law enforcement agencies to acknowledge the urgency of this injustice.
The adaptation has been reimagined with actors, Tony Award-winner Wendell Pierce (The Wire and Treme) who returns to the Billie Holiday Theatre this season, Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and How to Get Away with Murder) and Stephen Tyrone Williams (Children of God) giving voice to twelve African American men from diverse walks of life who have shared their story.
REIMAGINES – 12 ANGRY MEN: TRUE STORIES OF BEING A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA TODAY
Friday | February 19, 2016 | 8PM
Saturday | February 20, 2016 | 2PM & 8PM
Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 3PM
Pre-Show Talks: A pre-show talk is scheduled 60 minutes before each show, as an opportunity to hear from the community, with rotating host – Hollis King and Terrance McKnight
Tickets: $25, $15 – students & seniors and groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, go here.