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 Russell's play satirized Black political awareness and the women's liberation movement, circa 1969. "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."
Five on the Blackhand Side runs 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