Kunken, Wallace, Watford, Battiste and McClain Cast in Public's The Good Negro

News   Kunken, Wallace, Watford, Battiste and McClain Cast in Public's The Good Negro Tracey Scott Wilson's The Good Negro will be presented at The Public Theater's Shiva Theater beginning May 16.

Directed by Liesl Tommy, the limited engagement will run through June 1. According to a casting notice, the production will feature LeRoy McClain as Rutherford, Francois Battiste as Pelzie, Myk Watford as Rowe, Brian Wallace as Steve and Stephen Kunken as Paul. The roles of James, Henry, Corrine and Claudette have yet to be cast.

The Good Negro, according to the Public, is described as such: "In a constantly shifting landscape, a trio of emerging black leaders try to conquer their individual demons, the local KKK fights for its old way of life, and everyday black men and women must overcome their fears, all under the ever-watchful eye of the FBI."

Playwright Wilson recently won the 2007 Weissberger Award for The Good Negro.

Show times will be Tuesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 and 7 PM.

The Public Theater is located in Manhattan at 425 Lafayette Street. For more information visit www.publictheater.org.

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