I just received this from career management guru Bill Burgess, and I'm sharing it with you. This is a extremely important and relevant body of work, portrayed by some of the greatest actors of our day, and direced by the great Audelco Award Winning George Faison.
I needn't tell you of the impact it has had during its run, the fact that they have had sold out audiences, and are extending it yet another time, is evidence enough.
What I am impressed with, however, is the note Bill Burgess attached to the email about this play:
William H. Burgess III <email@example.com> wrote to the Board members of One Hundred Black Men:
As Black parents and grandparents, it's of extreme importance that we begin providing our offspring with these kinds of culturally relevant performances. Not only because it's information rich, but because it exposes them to the arts and the opportunity to see something more than a hip hop video, or a rap artist onstage. It simultaneously provides them with a historical frame of reference no amont of lecturing and reading could ever have done.Subject: RE: See "12 Angry Men" - Extended Sold-Out Run!Good OHBM Board Members:"I saw last night “12 Angry Men”. See flyer below. This excellent dramatized play reading is about what we should be informing our Eagle Academy and all Black youth we know about how to deal with the police, the history and examples of stop & frisk polices throughout this country and what they should do if stopped by the police right now here in NYC. Unfortunately, the play ends this Friday but if it is at all possible we should try to get them free tickets to go see this very important “public policy” play.I’m hereby asking our Office Staff to immediately inform all OHBM members, Eagle parents, our colleagues, families and friends to make it their business to see this crucial play. Information about group sales are below as well.We must be responsible for youth’s future,"Bill Burgess, III, Chair, OHBM’s Arts & Culture Committee 212.406.2400
I realize that Friday, November 20, is two days away, but I've seen us pull together the wherewithal for events less significant. Make it a theatre night - do a dinner and a show - the Kumble Theatre is on the Long Island University Campus, and Juniors is right down the block - and their cheese cake is a great incentive (LOL).
And while the play is about 12 Angry Men, it's as relevant for women as it is for our guys - so don't miss an opportunity to take your daughters, wives and loved ones as well.
Truly make it a family affair.
Stay Blessed &
From: Kumble Theater <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 5:48 PM
Subject: 12 Angry Men - Extended Sold-Out Run!
The Center for Arts & Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Billie Holiday Theatre in Partnership with The New Press present:
12 Angry Men: Theatrical Presentation - BACK FOR AN EXTENDED RUN! Launching the 2015-2016 Billie Holiday Theatre Season at Kumble Theater at LIU BrooklynSaturday | November 14, 2015 | 8PMSunday | November 15, 2015 | 2PM & 7PMMonday | November 16, 2015 | 8PMTuesday | November 17, 2015 | 8PMWednesday | November 18, 2015 | 8PMThursday | November 19, 2015 | 8PMFriday | November 20, 2015 | 8PM
Cast features:Saturday, November 14th through Tuesday, November 17thOberon K.A. Adjepong, Jerome Preston Bates, Sheldon Best, Jason Dirden, W. Tre Davis, Dorian Missick, Roscoe Orman, Roger Robinson, Taimak, Terrell TilfordWednesday, November 18th through Friday, November 20thJerome Preston Bates, Sheldon Best, Jason Dirden, W. Tre Davis, Chukwudi Iwuji, Dorian Missick, Roscoe Orman, Roger Robinson, Taimak, Terrell Tilford
Tickets: $25; $15 students and seniors w/IDSpecial Offer: $12.00 discounted ticket until 12AM on 11/04/15 with code BHT12AM(apply disc. code at check out)
There will be a pre-show lobby conversation before each performance, for matinee from 12:30PM to 1:30PM, for evening 7PM performance from 5:30PM to 6:30PM, and for evening 8PM performances from 6:30PM to 7:30PM.
Kumble Theater for the Performing Artsat LIU Brooklyn
On Flatbush Ave. between DeKalb Ave. and Willoughby St.
Now that you know, what are you going to do about it?