"Oz" Star Craig MuMs Grant Set to Premiere New Play | Playbill

News "Oz" Star Craig MuMs Grant Set to Premiere New Play
The world premiere of Paradox of the Urban Cliché by acclaimed playwright, poet and actor Craig muMs Grant (HBO's "Oz") will be presented as part of Poetic License, an annual festival of new poetic theatre.

Paradox of the Urban Cliche will be directed by Reginald L. Douglas and presented by Poetic Theater Productions. Performances will run Feb. 5-22 at the Wild Project.

The play centers on Ceez, a hustler who is desperate to get off the block and is forced one fateful night to confront both his greatest dreams and fears. According to press notes, Paradox of the Urban Cliché is "full of passionate love, hip-hop rhythms, and indicative of recent events...[It] examines the strength it takes to withstand the Agents of Authority that trap us in the hood of our mind."

The cast features, Mike Carlsen, W. Tré Davis, Eboni Flowers and Clinton Lowe.

Paradox of the Urban Cliché has also been previously workshopped by the Labyrinth Theater Company, of which he is a member.

Poetic License is Poetic Theater Productions’ annual festival of new poetic theater, now in its fourth year. The event features two fully realized mainstage productions of new poetic plays written by company members, a reading series of six new works of poetic theater, and three special events: Love, Redefined, an evening of new work devoted to non-traditional love; Breaking Our Silence, a celebration of LGBT voices; and Generation Now, a showcase of youth voices in poetic theater. The Wild Project is located at 195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B, New York. Tickets can be purchased online at poetictheater.com or by calling (212) 352 3101.

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