PHOTO CALL: New York Jets Attend Special Performance of Black Angels Over Tuskegee

News   PHOTO CALL: New York Jets Attend Special Performance of Black Angels Over Tuskegee
 
Members of the National Football League's New York Jets attended a special morning performance of Layon Gray's Off-Broadway play Black Angels Over Tuskegee Sept. 1 at the Actor's Temple Theatre.

The viewing was set up after executive vice President of football operations Ray Anderson was impressed by a previous visit to the show.

Anderson said, "Black Angels Over Tuskegee is a powerful and inspiring presentation of one of the greatest stories in American history. In addition, the play has proven itself to be a dynamic team-building experience through its dramatic emphasis on the qualities of passion, discipline, focus, dedication, perseverance and love for one's teammates. Fifteen of my NFL office colleagues were profoundly moved by the production, and I am delighted that the New York Jets players and coaches will share this terrific experience as well. Black Angels is a must-see.”

Here is a look at the coaches and players of the Jets greeting the cast:

In Black Angels Over Tuskegee, which is based on true events, "six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces," according to press notes.

The playing schedule at the Actors Temple Theatre is Monday at 8 PM, Tuesday at 7 PM, Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 7 PM. Actors Temple Theater is located at 339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.

Tickets are available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

The Jets open their season Sept. 13 against the Baltimore Ravens on national TV. Visit www.newyorkjets.com

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