Monday, April 21, 2014

SEE: DUTCHMAN AT NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE

Dutchman, April 30 through May 23rd at The National Black Theatre, 2031 Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th Street. The National Black Theatre and the Classical Theatre of Harlem will debut a production of the groundbreaking play by one of Harlem's most notable dramatist of the past century.  Dutchman by Amiri Baraka is a classic political allegory on race relations that immediately preceded the 1960s Black Arts Movement, the artistic flank of the Black Power Movement of the 1960s, which Baraka helped to start in Harlem. The shocking one-act play won an Obie Award for Best American Play in 1964 and went on to receive the Hollywood treatment in 1967 with a film starring the late Al Freeman, Jr., and Shirley Knight.

Performances will run on Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2 pm; Sunday performances will be at 4 pm. The final week will additionally include three 2 pm matinee weekday performances on May 20, 21 and 22. Tickets are $35 general admission with the following exceptions: all seats for the evening shows during the final week are $40 and Opening and Closing Night Gala tickets (May 3 and May 23) are $50.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.nationalblacktheatre.org, by calling NBT directly at (212) 722- 3800 or at NBT’s Box Office from 1 pm to 6 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

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