Danielle Brooks Joins Reading of James Baldwin’s THE AMEN CORNER 11/28


 Danielle Brooks, Tony Award nominee from The Color Purple and co-star of the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” will perform in a one-night only reading of James Baldwin‘s The Amen Corner this Mondayevening, November 28 at 7 pm as part of Classic Stage Company‘s annual First Look Festival. Directed by Liesl Tommy, the reading of The Amen Corner will also feature Adeola Role, Mirirai Sithole, Phumzile Sithole, Christina Redd, BranDon Jones, Curtiss Cook Jr, Kevin Mambo, Cristina Pitter and Folami Williams.

Under the leadership of CSC Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, this year’s First Look Festival will present three different American authors., focusing on early and lesser-known works by James Baldwin, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams, exploring early twentieth-century drama and the birth of classic American plays by our country’s most distinguished writers.

Tickets are available for $30, with a student rush one hour prior for $20. For tickets, visit classicstage.org, call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111, or in person at the box office (136 East 13th Street).

Classic Stage Company (CSC). Now in its 49th Season, CSC is committed to re-imagining classic stories for contemporary audiences. The company has been a home for New York’s finest established and emerging artists to grapple with the great works of the world’s repertory that speak directly to the issues of today. CSC serves an average of 35,000 audience members annually, including more than 4,000 students through its nationally recognized education programs. Productions have been cited repeatedly by all the major Off-Broadway theater awards including the Obie, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and the Lucille LortelAward for Outstanding Body of Work.

For further information on Classic Stage Company, call (212) 352-3101, visit the theatre in person at 136 East 13th Street, or go to www.classicstage.org.




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