LOS ANGELES -- Charlie L. Russell's 1973 Off-Broadway comedy Five on the Blackhand Side will open Oct. 31 at the Towne Street Theatre with Nancy Cheryll Davis and Nancy Renee co-directing for the company. Set in 1969, Russell's play satirizes Black political awareness and the women's liberation movement. "We are introduced to a family of misfits, lorded over by Mr. Brooks, a moderately prosperous, conservative Harlem barber, a domestic tyrant who forces his wife to keep a daily time schedule," said a company spokesperson. "He meets his Waterloo when Mrs. Brooks finally strikes back and presents him with her own list of non-negotiable demands regarding her domestic civil rights."
The production plays through Nov. 29 at Towne Street Theatre, 799 S. Towne Ave. in L.A.'s fashion district. Call (213) 624-4796.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent