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Lambs to Slaughter

By Khalil Kain

Opening night Friday, June 17, 2022 @ 8pm
at the Cherry Lane Theatre


Thursday, June 16th Preview @ 8pm
Friday, June 17th Opening Night @ 8pm
Saturday, June 18th @ 8pm
Sunday, June 19th @ 2pm & 8pm
Thursday, June 23rd & Friday, June 24th @ 8pm
Saturday, June 25th & Sunday, June 26th @ 2pm & 8pm
Thursday, June 30th


proceeds from the following performances will support NEC’s 55th Anniversary Celebration:

Friday, July 1st @ 8pm
Saturday, July 2nd @ 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, July 3rd @ 8pm


“Lambs to Slaughter” is a new play by Khalil Kain infused with poetry and a live percussive score, that is an intimate, haunting, relentless examination of the decimation/ vulnerability, exacting cruelty and violence enacted upon the American family.

The play is meant to be a meditation intended to strengthen the Black family and give hope to the structure of blood and bond.

Khalil Kain


Khalil Kain B&W photo 2

Khalil Kain


Khalil Kain has graced the big screen, the little screen, and the stage humbly and devotedly. Khalil first appeared in the 1992 film Juice as Raheem. Some of Khalil’s other works include the role of Marvin Cox in the 1997 romantic comedy, Love Jones, the role of Bill in the 2010 film For Colored Girls and most recently (January 2022), Khalil co-wrote and directed, The Millennial, an Original Film for BET+. From Khalil, “With a level understanding of self, I am a writer first.”


Lambs to Slaughter

The Making of Lambs to Slaughter


Khalil Kain
Terayle Hill
Shaquila Gooden
Adiagha Faizah


Reginald L Douglas, Director
Raz Golden, Associate Director
Keith Edward Johnston Musical Director Lambs to Slaughter
Keith Edward Johnston, Musical Director