Police Brutality Drama Chokehold to Debut Off-Broadway

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A new version of Anthony P. Pennino’s award-winning play will be staged this fall.
The cast of <i>Chokehold </i>
The cast of Chokehold

Core Creative Productions will premiere an updated version of Chokehold by Anthony P. Pennino Off-Broadway next month. The play, which examines police brutality in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement, won the Outstanding Production of a New Play prize at the 2015 Planet Connections festival.

Performances of Chokehold will begin September 16 at Theatre at 14th Street, located at 344 East 14th Street, New York. The return engagement, directed by Tim Cusack, is scheduled to run through October 8.

The story follows five friends who have come to the conclusion that peaceful protests in response to police brutality are no longer effective. Instead, they decide to commit an act of violence. The drama is billed as “intense” and walking the “razor’s edge of what is right and what is necessary, of the political and the personal, of rage and reason.”


The production stars Marija Juliette Abney, David Gow, Roland Lane, Thomaz Mussnich, Michael Oloyede and Rokia Shearin, with costumes by Candace Lawrence and lighting by Gilbert “Lucky” Pearto.

Tickets are $18, available at (212) 352-3101 or 14streety.org.

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