D'Jae, Farrar, Mendez, Peck and More Set for Black Belt Reading

News   D'Jae, Farrar, Mendez, Peck and More Set for Black Belt Reading A by-invitation-only reading of Six Nights in the Black Belt will be presented Aug. 12 at The Theatre at St. Clements.

Directed by Clayton Phillips, the cast of Lowell Williams' new play will feature Anich D'Jae, Thursday Farrar, Heather Massie, Maria Mendez, Rodney Peck, Raphael Rawlins, Lynn Mastio-Rice and Joe Tuttle. Show time is 3:30 PM. Six Nights in the Black Belt, according to press notes, is described as such: "In the summer heat of 1965, in the tiny 'Black Belt' town of Hayneville, Alabama, Jonathan Daniels' quest to change the world met an abrupt and violent end. The wake of that smoking gun was the impact Daniels left on those who would become heroes of the coming Civil Rights movement. His legacy swept over Stokely Carmichael and Ruby Sales, future leaders who were just beginning to believe that a white man like Jonathan might really understand their struggle. Six Nights in the Black Belt reminds us of Jon's forgotten sacrifice with music and a story based on eyewitness accounts of an era of hope and change that we should never forget."

Playwright Williams also penned The Warmth of the Cold. He serves as Playwright in Residence for Yellow Taxi Productions and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

The Theatre at St. Clements is located in Manhattan at 423 West 46th Street.