Wednesday, November 22, 2017

“DEVISED PLAY” ABOUT A POLICE SHOOTING STAGED IN WOODBRIDGE

BlacK & Blue Church

imageDragonfly Multicultural Arts Center, New Jersey Stage’s 2016 “Best Place to See Non-Equity Theatre,” will present

Black & Blue
a devised play about a police shooting

WHEN: Nov. 29 & 30 and Dec. 1 at 8:00 pm.
WHERE
: Woodbridge Middle School, Woodbridge, NJ.
TICKETS: $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. They are available for purchase at the door or online at https://www.dragonflyartsnj.com/purchase-tickets.

Black & Blue traces the parallel lives of Alex, a young black man, and Mark, a young white one, as they grow up in the same suburban town in New Jersey. Empathetic and moving, the play follows their parents’ hopes and dreams for them, the boys’ disappointments and challenges and, finally, the tragic and violent act that brings an end to one life.

Dragonfly’s Artistic Director, Catherine LaMoreaux, conducted interviews with community members of all ethnic backgrounds to ground the play in a realistic and sensitive perspective on race issues. The play is both a call to action and a balanced look at a hot-button topic. Each performance will be followed by an audience discussion.

The play features the talents of Perry Award-Winning actress Diane L. Parker, NY/NJ actor Matt Holbert, Craig Mayer, and Shailendra Khurana, among others. It is directed and was written by Catherine LaMoreaux.

Black & Blue was made possible in part by funds from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders/Office of Culture & Heritage and the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State. The play had an initial one-day production at the Unitarian Society of East Brunswick in October 2017.