Friday, September 20th, 2019

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Strawberry Theatre Festival

BALDWIN'S NIGGER by Reginald T. Jackson

Featuring: Sentell Harper and Sean Mannix
BALDWIN’S NIGGER is a in your face, roller coaster ride bio-drama about the life and loves, sorrows and successes of National Treasure JAMES BALDWIN. Approached by a white, Jewish, male, stranger offering a Million Dollars for the Civil Rights Movement, BALDWIN invites him back to his place at midnight. They immediately spar like prize fighters trying not to get hit or caught off guard. But provocation and sex lead to revelation and possible sex. Conflict dictates who will win what he wants and who will be left in a fetal ball of defeat.
Friday, September 20th at 6pm
Saturday, September 21st at 7:40pm & 9:30pm

ADJUSTMENTS by Ellen Orchid
Directed by Melissa Mauer
Featuring:  Rika Akanishi, Cheryl Gadsden, Ree Davis, Cara Jaye, Ky Laurene and Bettina Vogel
An elderly Jewish widow in Manhattan struggles to adjust to the changes around her, starting with the disappearance of her best friend. Consequences of her reaction affect a handful of other NY women struggling to make their own adjustments.  How do you adjust to the changes life throws at you?
Friday, September 20th at 8:30pm
Saturday, September 21st at 6:00pm
Sunday, September 22nd at 8:30pm
Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios & Theatres
244 West 54th St, 12th Fl, NYC

Tickets: $25 Online, $27 at the Door (Cash Only)
Box Office: 646-623-3488

Friday, September 20th at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Friday, September 20th at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, September 21st at 7:40 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, September 21st at 9:30 PMPrice: $25.00

Saturday, September 21st at 6:00 PMPrice: $25.00

Sunday, September 22nd at 8:30 PMPrice: $25.00

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