Broadway's Bates and Pritchett Are Driving While Black in Harlem, March 18-April 17

News   Broadway's Bates and Pritchett Are Driving While Black in Harlem, March 18-April 17 Broadway veteran Jerome Preston Bates and Gil Pritchett, as well as Carla Brothers will star in the new Ron Beverly satire Driving While Black & Other Felonious Funk March 18-April 17 at The Venue @ St. James, 409 W. 141st St., at St. Nicholas Ave).

According to press materials, the comedy concerns "Jonathan Q. Downing [who] is pulled over by the cops for a 'minor' traffic violation. He is then arrested and molested and his beliefs will be tested—because Jonathan ends up on death row! And that's when the fun really begins."

Beverly is the author of the play M'Dear.

Driving stars Jerome Preston Bates, who was an understudy in the Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Seven Guitars, Gil Pritchett III, who acted in Jelly's Last Jam on Broadway, Carla Brothers, who starred in One Short-Sighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae Off-Broadway, Michael Leonard James, Ayo Robinson and Richard York.

Both James and Robinson were nominated for 2005 Audelco Awards for their performances in M'Dear.

Tickets will be $15 for adults and can be purchased by calling (212) 694 6312 or for credit card purchases only call Smarttix at (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.