Friday, April 7, 2017

Theatre Roundup: Black Box Festival at Hattiloo, "Rasheeda Speaking" at Theatre Memphis

Posted By on Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 2:01 PM

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The Hattiloo Theatre's National Black Box Performing Arts Festival continues through this weekend with a selection plays, cinema, concerts and dance performances. Artists on tap include slam poet turned recording artist Toussaint Morrison, film and TV actor Debbi Morgan, and artist/activist Antonio Lyons.

There are also screenings of the James Baldwin documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, and public performances by arts groups like Cazateatro, Inner City South, and the Black Arts Alliance.

For more information, here's the official schedule.

Theatre Memphis hosts the regional premiere of Rasheeda Speaking, a 100-minute drama exploring institutionalized racism in office politics.

The Bridges of Madison County closes this weekend at the Circuit Playhouse.

Cloud9's Someday For A Crown, at TheatreWorks.
This new play by Memphis stage vet Ron Gephart is inspired by his father's struggle with Altzheimer's disease. Featuring Jim Palmer, Jo Lynne Palmer, Karin Barile, Lazora Jones, Bob McIntosh, and Charles Ingram.
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  • Rasheeda Speaking at Theatre Memphis

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