One of our playwrights, Ms. Octavia Lesley was mentioned in this weeks article from Blac Magazine.
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The Stage Was Set: The Rise, Decline and Potential of Black Theater in Detroit
A local filmmaker, actress and writer examines the changes in Black theater in Detroit over the last 50 years
All over Detroit, Black folks were putting on plays wherever they could—in schools, storefronts, recreation centers and especially churches.
Enter three idealistic young actors in the early 1960s with the gumption to open a Black theater with a permanent home. Motivated by the social and political unrest of the day, Woodie King Jr., Cliff Frazier and David Rambeau joined forces to establish Concept East.
According to Lesley, “Life: In 4-Part Harmony is unique in that it steps outside the box with a variety of stories told in one setting. Life offers audiences murder, mayhem and mystery with plenty of laughs in between.” Hubbard further points out the financial benefits for the theater patron and the producers. “The synergy we create offers patrons a better bang for their buck and also demonstrates unity within the arts community. With this new economy, sharing the production costs of a stage play just makes good sense,” said Hubbard.
Tickets for the Saturday (7:00) performance are $20 or 2 for $30, which includes a first come, first serve pre-show reception and thank you gift. Sunday’s (3:00) performance tickets are $15 or $10 for group sales. Vendor and business ad opportunities are also available. Please call for group sale tickets.
For additional information and media requests (limited passes available), please contact Octavia Lesley at (313) 727-1011 or visit www.allforoneink.com .
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