Last month, as part of Project Protest: The Art of Revolution, The Center for Arts & Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presented a world premiere reading of 12 Angry Men. After the initial sold-out run in October, it has been extended to play from November 14th through November 20th. The performance will be directed once again by Tony Award-winner George Faison.
12 Angry Men, based on the book 12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today, is a collection of personal stories of Black men from across the United States about being racially profiled. During a time when racial tensions are at an extreme high, conversations about this topic are not only necessary but extremely rewarding. The original book is a compilation of stories, essays, and personal accounts of racial profiling from Black men of various professions, backgrounds and ages.
Each performance begins with a “talk back” conversation that will start seventy-five minutes before each show. The show stars Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Jerome Preston Bates, Sheldon Best, W. Tre Davis, Jason Dirden, Dulé Hill, Chuckwudi Iwuji, Dorian Missick, Roscoe Orman, Roger Robinson, Terrell Tilford, and John David Washington.
Shows run on Saturday, November 14th through Friday, November 20th with all performances starting at 8:00 p.m. and a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, November 15th. All performances take place at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are available now and can be purchased here.
There will be a student matinee on Wednesday, November 18 at 11:00 a.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Student seats are free and available to 8th-12th grade students, as well as college and university students, on a first-come, first-served basis.