The Caribbean American Repertory Theater, Rudolph Shaw, Artistic Director, and International Communications Association in collaboration with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group will present Lorey Hayes’ Haiti’s Children of God February 24, through March 13, 2011.
Haiti’s Children of God, infused with music art and magic, is an uplifting portrait of hope that follows two young lovers struggling to navigate the forces of their society and their love of country and humanity.
Lorey Hayes is an award winning writer and a 2007 Bill Cosby Screenwriting Fellow. Several of her plays have been produced by New Heritage including Powerplay,and Lipstick, Chilli, Grits and Grace. Powerplay went on to win the Audelco Award for Best Play in 2004 and is part of the Lincoln Center Library’s Bound Edition of Highlights of Plays for the 2004-2005 Theater Season. Her play The Dragonfly Tale was the winner of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s 2007 Southern Writer’s Project and a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill 2005 Playwright’s Conference from more than 800 entries. For six consecutive years her work has been featured in the CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox Diversity Showcases.
The play is directed by Fulton C. Hodges, with a set by Tony Davison, Lighting by Ken Roper, Technical Director, Marlon Campbell,and Stage Manager Judy Codrington. The cast includes Marie Eusebe, Rudolph Shaw, Lee Sebastiany, Spelman Beaubrun, Shirley Parkinson-Wright, Reginald Wilson, Tito Jardine, Marcha Tracy, Judy Codrington, Reginald Wilson, and Audley Foster.
Evening performances run Thursday through Saturday February 24th through March 12th at 7PM. Matinees are Saturday February 26, March 5th, 12th and Sunday March 13 at 2PM. Ticket price is $20 and can be purchased in advance by calling 718 454 4234, through the New Heritage Theatre Group website www.newheritagetheatre.org or at the Dwyer Cultural Center Box office 212 222-3060.
The Dwyer Cultural Center is located at 258 St. Nicholas Avenue. Entrance on 123rd Street between St. Nicholas and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.