[Blackstudies-l] Theater: “The Fall of the Kings”—A New American Drama with Afro-Caribbean Roots

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Wed Jul 15 09:41:33 EDT 2015


   ivetteromero posted: " The play, “The Fall of the Kings”—described as a
new American drama with Afro-Caribbean roots—tells the story of an
African-American heiress and her Afro-Cuban husband fighting to sustain
their family in the midst of an economic disaster.  It runs Sep"    Respond
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*The play, “The Fall of the Kings”—described as a new American drama with
Afro-Caribbean roots—tells the story of an African-American heiress and her
Afro-Cuban husband fighting to sustain their family in the midst of an
economic disaster.  It runs September 5, 2015 – November 1, 2015 (Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays) at The Andrew Freedman Home, located at 1125 Grand
Concourse, Bronx, New York.*

*Event Details:* Recently featured in *Uptown Magazine
<http://uptownmagazine.com/event/ny-the-fall-of-the-kings/>**. *Designated
as a New York City Historic Landmark, the Andrew Freedman Home, a vibrant
location for arts and culture, is revitalizing the artistic landscape of
the Bronx, New York. This September, New York University alum and producer
Walter E. Puryear (Executive Producer, *Black Wall Street* (2014), under
consideration for a 2015 AUDELCO Award nomination) will mount *The Fall of
the Kings,* a new American drama with Afro-Caribbean roots set in the
1940s. The play tells the story of an African-American heiress and her
Afro-Cuban husband fighting to sustain their family in the midst of an
economic disaster. The playwright, Mai Sennaar, is an alum of the Tisch
School of the Arts. She is a mentee of noted playwright and screenwriter
Richard Wesley (*The Mighty Gents*, Broadway) and Broadway and film actress
Novella Nelson. At the age of 19, Sennaar’s first play, *The Broken Window
Theory*, was produced at the famed Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe starring Tony
award-winner Tonya Pinkins and directed by Tony award-nominee Michele
Shay. *The
Fall of the Kings* is an immersive theatre experience where the fourth wall
crumbles and the story moves the audience through intimate rooms and
enthralling portrayals, welcoming the audience right into the home and
lives of the Kings.

*Purchase Tickets:* thefallofthekings.com or contact Princess
Alexander, 718-588-8200,
ext. 1226 or Naomi Cassimere, 347-489-1476

*Contact Information:* Kumba Sennaar, Publicist,
fallofthekingsplay at gmail.com

*Twitter:* @fallofthe_kings <https://twitter.com/fallofthe_kings>

*Hashtag:* #thefallofthekings #diasporaunites #blacktheatreatthepalace

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14, 2015 at 8:04 am | Tags: Caribbean Diaspora
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