Only one more announcement to go then I'll most my 2010-11 dream season. Meanwhile, here's what's on tap at the Hattiloo.
THE WIZ (Musical)
Story adapted from L. Frank Baum
Music by Charlie Smalls and Luther Vandross
Aug. 19th — Sept. 12th
A kindergarten teacher from Harlem, and her dog Toto are lost in a snowstorm and end up in the Land of Oz. Dorothy learns the only way she can get home is to ease on down the road to see the Wiz.
JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE
Written by August Wilson
Sept. 23rd — Oct. 17th
This play tells the story of Herald Loomis, a man illegally enslaved on a chain gang. A local traveling salesman helps Herald find his wife. When she tries to renew his faith in Jesus, he refuses angrily, and performs a violent and personal act.
Written by Molière
Oct. 28th — Nov. 14th
Tartuffe is a con man that convinces the rich Orgon that he’s really a holy man. By the time Tartuffe is exposed he has control of Orgon’s finances and family.
If Scrooge Was A Brother (Musical)
Written by Ekundayo Bandele
Dec. 2nd — 26th
This urban spin of Dickens’ Christmas Carol features Eb Scroo, a wealthy businessman seeking to snuff out the season's cheer by demanding that all debts owed him be paid before nightfall.
THE OLD SETTLER (Drama)
Written by John Henry Redwood
Jan. 6th — 23rd, 2011
Husband has come to New York City from down South to find his old flame. Needing a place to stay, Husband boards with two sisters. In time, the oldest sister and Husband begin a courtship makes the younger sister react angrily.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Classic)
Written by Lorraine Hanesberry
Feb. 3rd — 27th
Lena Younger receives a life insurance check upon her husband's death. Lena’s children, Walter and Beneatha, each have their plans for the money, and this causes great conflict in the household.
The Trial of One Shortsighted Black Woman vs. Mammy Louise and Safreeta Mae'
Written by Marcia L. Leslie
March 24th — April 10th
A courtroom drama pitting modern black businesswoman Victoria Dryer against two stereotypes of black women from a fictional film set on a plantation in 1823: the mammy and the “Jezebel,” in this case known as Safreeta Mae.
Written by Regina Taylor
April 28th — May 22nd
A musical play in which the characters use hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette to their historical and contemporary social functioning. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing.