The following play, directed by Maria Scipione, comes highly recommended by rebels who have attended. There are three more performances this week.
by Joanna McClelland Glass
May 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18 at 8:00 p.m. & May 12 at 2:00 p.m.
A hit of the 2008 Stratford Festival, Glass’s Palmer Park is a docu-drama of sorts that tells the story of the rise and fall of a 1960’s Detroit neighborhood that managed to remain for many years a bastion of racial integration and harmony in the face of white flight and urban decay. This is a powerful piece that speaks to what continue to be many of the central issues of our time.
directed by Maria Scipione
May 10-18 8pm (12 @ 2pm)
THE SPACE, 1199 East Main St.
Two years ago the The Rochester Fringe Play Reading Series – now called the HOURGLASS PLAY READING SERIES – produced “PALMER PARK”. We are very excited that Out of Pocket Productions decided to do a full production of this wonderful and powerful play. So we would like to support their efforts by letting you know all about it.
Out of Pocket Productions is thrilled to present Joanna McClelland Glass’s stirring and thought-provoking drama “Palmer Park.” “Palmer Park” is a docu-drama of sorts that brings to life the true story of a Detroit neighborhood that managed to achieve racial harmony at a time of great strife and the powerful forces both inside the neighborhood and out that attempt to pull down what the residents has worked so hard to achieve.
The production is directed by Maria Scipione and features a fabulous cast that includes Michelle Brown, Reuben Tapp, Nancy Fancher, David Spiro, France McClosky, Aidan Baker, Jacqueline Moe, Connie Neer, Darlando Bailey, and Roger Gans.
The production will be staged at the Space Theatre and Gallery. Production dates are May 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18 at 8:00pm and May 12 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15 each. Tickets can be purchases at the door (cash, check, or credit card). Tickets can be reserved by calling 585-269-4673. The theatre is small so reservations are encouraged. $5 of each ticket will be donated to support the Dr. Freddie Thomas High School.
There will be a talk back with a panel of community activists after the Sunday, May 12th performance. The panel will include Mary Adams of the Rochester School Board, Don Bartalo (area educator), Jim Anderson of the Alliance for Quality Education and Yusef Shakur (community activist from Detroit).
The Space Theatre and Gallery at Greenovation, 1199 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609
Please come out and support that important and moving production and this important cause.