PHOTO CALL: The Good Negro Opens at the Public Theater

News   PHOTO CALL: The Good Negro Opens at the Public Theater
Tracey Scott Wilson's Civil Rights-era work The Good Negro officially opened at the Public Theater March 16.

Liesl Tommy directs a cast that includes Joniece Abbott-Pratt ("Why Did I Get Married?"), Francois Battiste (Prelude to a Kiss), J. Bernard Calloway ("Rescue Me"), Quincy Dunn-Baker (Romeo and Juliet), Erik Jensen (Spain), LeRoy McClain (Cymbeline), Curtis McClarin (King Hedley II), Rachel Nicks ("Life Support") and Brian Wallace (A Christmas Carol). The Good Negro, according to press notes, "is a gripping new play that rips through the pages of history to uncover the human story at the heart of the 1960s American Civil Rights movement. In the increasingly hostile South, tensions build as a trio of emerging black leaders attempts to conquer their individual demons amidst death threats from the Klan and wire taps by the FBI. Through personal and intimate stories inspired by the political upheavals of the era, The Good Negro examines the human frailties behind the historic headlines."

Here is a look at the post-show reception held at Colors Restaurant on Lafayette Street:

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

For tickets, priced $60-$70, phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.

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