Raisin in the Sun Star Performs New Solo Movin' Man in Los Angeles, Aug. 21-Sept. 14

News   Raisin in the Sun Star Performs New Solo Movin' Man in Los Angeles, Aug. 21-Sept. 14 Original A Raisin in the Sun star Glynn Turman will debut a new autobiographical solo show Movin' Man at Los Angeles' Square Feet Productions space, Aug. 21-Sept. 14.

Following his acting and directing career on stage and screen, Turman provides a glimpse into his life and "what it took to survive as an African-American entertainer in Hollywood," as a release states. Starting with his childhood in Harlem, Movin' Man also offers Turman's side career as a rodeo champion and cowboy. Turman originated the role of Travis Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway opposite Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Douglas Turner — who played the Moving Man. The High School of Performing Arts alumni has also appeared on Broadway in What the Wine-Sellers Buy. Other credits include the films "Cooley High," "The Inkwell" and television shows "A Different World" and "Resurrection Blvd." He has directed for TV's "The Parenthood," "A Different World," "Hanging with Mr. Cooper" and "The Wayans Bros. Show."

Pamela Goodlow Green produces the solo work in Los Angeles. Some of the proceeds from the play "Movin Man" will benefit Camp Gid D' Up — a free, western style summer camp for inner city and at-risk children which was established by Turman and his wife Jo-An.

Tickets to Movin' Man at Square Feet, 5615 San Vicente Boulevard in Los Angeles, California can be purchased by calling (323) 731-5357.