Friday, April 23, 2010

☞ MEET: Bill Cosby at the Riverside Theatre

May 4 – May 23 (Preview performances take place May 4-6 at 7:00 PM, Opening Night May 7 at 8:00 PM). After Daniel Beaty’s new solo play Through the Night which will run for a limited time at The Riverside Theatre, Bill Cosby will be on-hand to participate in a community dialogue with Beaty and the audience at the May 7th opening night . Throughout its performance run, other special guests will participate in post-performance dialogues to speak on various topics and concerns, including: Malik Yoba (Fatherhood, May 8, 8:00 PM.); Hill Harper (Relationships, May 15, 8:00 PM); and Sonia Sanchez and Ruby Dee (Artists as Activists, May 8, 2:00 PM).

Through the Night addresses subjects that concern the African-American community specifically and all people generally. In the play, characters face a wide range of issues that include family relationships, fatherhood, economic stability, health and wellness, incarceration, youth violence, activism, education, sexuality and religion. Community dialogues with Beaty and experts in these fields will follow specific performances.

The Riverside Church Theatre is at 91 Claremont Avenue and 122nd Street. Tickets are $20.00 for general admission and $15 for senior/student tickets. Tel. 212.870.6784. Take the 1 Train to 116th Street and walk west to Claremont Avenue. Go to the website for more on schedule and to buy tickets: LINK

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