Hammond, Jones, King, McGlone, Newer and Darcel to Star in Noon Day Sun

News   Hammond, Jones, King, McGlone, Newer and Darcel to Star in Noon Day Sun Noon Day Sun, the winner of the Theatrefest Award for Best Play, will arrive at Off-Broadway's Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row Aug. 14.

The limited engagement, presented by Diverse City Theater Company, is scheduled to run through Aug. 30.

Gregory Simmons will direct Cassandra Medley's play, which will feature Gin Hammond, Ron Cephas Jones, Melanie Nicholls King, Michael McGlone, David Newer and Penelope Darcel.

Noon Day Sun, according to press notes, concerns "Wendy, whose secret birth name is 'Zena,' [and] is a negro-identified woman who is passing for white. Suddenly, on a 'white hot day in August,' she crosses paths with her black husband from the past."

The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row is located in Manhattan at 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues). For tickets call (212) 279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

* Diverse City Theater Company Inc. is an independent not-for-profit organization-run by artist playwrights, directors and actors. Its mission is to "commission, develop and produce powerful and though-provoking original plays that explore and examine diversity issues in our national culture, create multiculturally fluent theater audiences and advocate the non-traditional casting of actors." For more information visit www.diversecitytheater.org.

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