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A Lovely Malfunction
La MaMa
66 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
East Village
Off-Off-Broadway: Now Playing: Ongoing
By Danny King

In 1966, the New York Times invited the actor and playwright Douglas Turner Ward to pen a piece about the state of black artists in the American theater. The resulting article, “American Theatre: For Whites Only?” became a call to action and the working manifesto for the soon-to-be-established Negro Ensemble Company, which went on to stage such heralded productions as Joseph A. Walker’s The River Niger and Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play. This weekend, the NEC continues performances of its latest production, A Lovely Malfunction, written by Shontina Vernon and directed by Bette Howard. Delineating the relationship between a discontented middle-aged woman and her distraught daughter (whose marriage is on the rocks), this thoughtful piece interweaves comedy and drama and boasts the return performance of NEC veteran BeBe Drake.

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Opening Night Reception
Thur Sept 24, 2015 / 10pm

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Featuring BeBe Drake & Denise Dowse
Sept 18-20; 24-27; & Oct 1-3, 2015
Production Shots

Production Shots
Showcase-Sunday, August 16, 2015
Shetler Studios-Penthouse 1

June 15, 2015-NEC & Project1Voice Fundraiser
Session One  (Closing Jan 1st)
Session Two  (Beginning March 15th)
Session 2.5  (Beginning May 4th)

Arise Entertainment 360 with the team from the “1Voice!1Play!1Day! Annual Event

Actors Ruben Santiago & Arthur French along with Director of @P1VOICE Erich McMillan-McCall talks with us about the “1Voice!1Play!1Day!” Annual Event



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