Due to actor illness, the Off-Broadway premiere of James Anthony Tyler’s Some Old Black Man will now begin performances February 9 at 59E59 Theaters instead of February 8. The two-hander features Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Suits) and Tony winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone).
In Some Old Black Man, Pierce and Robinson star as a Harlem college professor and his aging father from Mississippi in a clashing of the wills—over race, opportunity, and a decision that was made years ago—that will change the course of their relationship.
Joe Cacaci directs the limited engagement from Berkshire Playwrights Lab at 59E59 Theaters. Performances will run through March 4.
Tyler’s other plays include Dolphins and Sharks (LAByrinth Theater Company and Finborough Theatre in London) and Artney Jackson (The New Black Fest). He is the most recent recipient of the The Dramatists Guild of America’s Horton Foote Playwriting Award and has received a Theatre Masters Visionary Playwrights Award, The Playwrights’ Center’s Many Voices Fellowship, and a Working Farm Writers Group Residency at Space on Ryder Farm. The playwright has an MFA from Howard University and NYU and is a 2017 graduate of Juilliard.
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