COMMUNITY EVENTS

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The People Before the Park   •   by Keith Josef Adkins   •  directed by Russell G. Jones  •   Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 PM

Please note: the reading is free but making a reservation in advance is strongly recommended.
Call 212 941-1234  or email at boxoffice@allstars.org to reserve your seat!

The destruction of "urban renewal" and "gentrification" has a long history in New York City. Before there was Central Park, there was Seneca Village, a small settlement built and inhabited primarily by free African-Americans and Irish immigrants. When the park came, the village had to go. While capturing the texture of daily life in our city 150 years ago, this play also has a lot to say to us today as public housing is being threatened by privatization.



Give Me a Gun: I Didn't Come Here to Find a Lover  •  by Leona Marsh  •  directed by Vicky Wallace  •  Tuesday, Sept 17 at 7:00 PM

Please note: the reading is free but making a reservation in advance is strongly recommended.
Call 212 941-1234  or email at boxoffice@allstars.org to reserve your seat!


Based on extensive interviews with women who fought in the Italian Resistance Movement during World War II, this oral history play is a mosaic of powerful stories that remind us of the strength of women — and what was at stake for poor people in the mid-century fight against fascism.
 


Soul Force  •  by Margaret Hambrick and Christy Stanlake  •  Directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke • Tuesday, Sept 24th at 7:00 PM

Please note: the reading is free but making a reservation in advance is strongly recommended. We expect this reading to be very popular!

NOTE: you must pick up your reserved tickets by 6:45 PM. At that time reserved tickets will be released and then will issued on a first come first served basis.

Call 212 941-1234  or email at boxoffice@allstars.org to reserve your seat!


This documentary drama uses actual speeches, sermons, letters, news articles and interviews to tell the story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56), the seminal struggle of the Civil Rights Movement. Characters include Martin Luther King, Jr.; Bayard Rustin, the openly gay peace activist who mentored Dr. King in non-violent civil disobedience; Glenn Smiley, the white Southern minister who stood side-by-side with Dr. King and the Black community. Most of all, this is the story of Ann Robinson and the Women's Political Council — the ordinary Black women who initiated and sustained the boycott.