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ARENA PLAYERS, INC.

Season 61   2014 – 2015

“OLE SKOOL:  AIN’T  NOTHIN’ BUT A HOUSE PARTY”

Written and Directed  by Randolph Smith

September 12th thru 28th, 2014

The writer of “The Gospel Songstress: Mahalia” presents another exciting piece. This Musical will have you singing and dancing in and out of your seats as you travel back to the great hits of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. When the old high school is scheduled to be torn down because of building violation codes, the good old house party takes to the streets to save the school.  Great  musical entertainment for the family.  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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“THE GOSPEL SONGSTRESS”

Written and Directed by Randolph Smith

Back by popular demand !!!!

October 10th, 11th, 17th thru 26th, 2014

This gospel filled story of sisters in New Orleans right after Katrina, takes you on a generational musical journey about how they are all influenced by the life and music of Mahalia Jackson, their connection to her, and her music.  This sold out last season and is expected to do the same this season. Great musical entertainment for the family.  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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ARENA PLAYERS, INC.’S STUDIO 801 Presents…

“MOMS MABLEY IN THE HOUSE”

With

SANDRA MEEKINS

November 8th, 2014

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“THE AMEN CORNER”

By James Baldwin

Directed by D. Russell Owens

November 14th thru 30th, 2014

The play addresses themes of the role of a church in an African-American family and the effects of a poverty born of a racial prejudice on an African-American community.  A  powerful  play with very compelling characters.  Mr. Baldwin lays open the questions about family and religion.  Come ready to have many questions about convictions, religions and faith raised. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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YOUTHEATRE CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION

December 12th thru 14th, 2014

TBA

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ARENA PLAYERS, INC.’S STUDIO 801 Presents…

“JESUS HOPPED THE “A” TRAIN”

By Stephen Adly Guigis

Directed by D. Russell Owens

January 9th thru 11th, 2015

This MATURE ADULT DRAMA is about Lucius Jenkins, an extremely articulate African-American convicted serial killer, who is trying to stall his extradition to Florida from Rikers Island Prison in New York City. In Florida, Lucius faces execution. This intense play revolves around the interactions of two inmates, two guards and a public defender.  This adult drama has tragedy, humor and wit embedded in the dialogue.  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

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ARENA PLAYERS, INC.’S STUDIO 801 Presents….

“SLAVE SHIP”

By Amiri Baraka

And

“DIVERGENT”

(Tribute to Amiri Baraka)

Directed by Rosiland Cauthen

February 13th thru 22nd, 2015

“Slave Ship” takes place during distinct historical experiences in African-American history: aboard a slave ship during the Middle Passage from Africa to America, during a plantation-era uprising, and in the era of the civil rights movement. Baraka’s play utilizes the representation of African-American history as a means of forging a communal African-American identity through the preservation of African cultural roots.  The use of music throughout the play is central to the theme of African-American cultural identity and communal solidarity.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH STUDENT MATINEE PRODUCTION

DATES TBA

“BLACK DIAMONDS”

Written and Directed by Randolph Smith

This is a daytime production for school children. It covers the efforts of several Blacks in science, sport, literature and law. Taking  a look at the world through the eyes of Dr. Charles Drew, Jackie Robinson, Alex Haley, Thurgood Marshall and many more.

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“YOUR ARMS TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD”

By Vinnette Carroll

Directed by Hugh Carey

March 20th thru April 5th, 2015

This musical is a retelling of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. This is Christ’s story told from his period of teaching to his crucifixion. The musical style is elaborated black gospel, with some pop elements. Good News!!! Good Times!!!

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“INSIDE THE ROYAL THEATER”

Written and Directed by Robert Russell

April 17th thru May 10th, 2015

Let’s go back to the good old days at the Royal Theater and enjoy the great performers. What actually happened at the Royal Theater? Come and find out. Some comedy, some music, much fun makes an enjoyable evening at the theater.

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ARENA PLAYERS, INC.’S STUDIO 801 Presents…

 “MOMS MABLEY IN THE HOUSE”

With SANDRA MEEKINS

May 23rd, 2015

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EUBIE”

Directed by Troy Burton

June 12th thru 28th, 2015

This is a musical revue of songs written and directed by Baltimore’s own great composer, Eubie Blake. This 1921 landmark musical, “Shuffle Along”, helped breakdown racial barriers as the first African-American Broadway musical featuring African-American stars.

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Friday and Saturday shows are at 8pm and Sunday shows are at 4pm.

General Admission is $18.00    Student and Seniors  Admission is #12.00

 Check “EVENTS” for comedy, jazz, lectures and other limited special shows.  They are constantly changing. It is another entertaining night out.

NOTICE

(SHOWS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

 

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