• District Line

  • A Soldier's Play

  • Daughters Of The Mock

  • Dream on Monkey Mountain

  • The Brownsville Raid

  • Daughters Of The Mock

  • The Brownsville Raid

  • NEC Founders: Hooks, Ward and Krone

4 Exciting Performances
4 New Plays
4 Emerging Playwrights

Ticket Prices Are: $18.00 General Admission; $15.00 Seniors/Students/Groups of 10 or More
Series Packet: 1 Ticket for Each of the Shows in The Series @ $14.00 per Ticket=$56.00
Reception Sold Separately for Each Opening Night @ $20.00 Per Person
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A Lovely Malfunction
La MaMa First Floor Theatre
74 East 4th Stret, NYC
September 18-20; 24-27
& October 1-3, 2015

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.

June 15, 2015-NEC & Project1Voice Fundraiser

June 15, 2015-NEC & Project1Voice Fundraiser
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