Resurrection, a Timely Play of Possibilty and Change at the Suzanne Roberts Theater til 2/22 – Opening Night Party
It’s been over a year since I attended the opening of the “Suzanne Roberts Theater”, but earlier this week I attended the opening of a play I had heard some buzz about. Pictured below is Suzanne Roberts and her husband Ralph Roberts. She is currently the host of the TV program, “Seeking Solutions with Suzanne”, co-hosted with Wally Kennedy.
Ressurection is about Five African-American men ranging in age from 20 to 60 have their lives transformed by the extraordinary mind and spirit of a 10-year-old boy. This joyous new work by Daniel Beaty, an exciting fresh voice in American theatre, examines what it means to be a black man in America today.
Beaty’s current work, Emergency, garnered the 2007 Obie Award and has been inspiring audiences and critics from Philadelphia and New York to L.A. “Lyrically brilliant; a must-see from an exciting young artist.” –Associated Press
Blondell Reynolds-Brown with friends and right hand man Jason Lewis (Who is leaving for Hawaii on Saturday, so jealous) Longtime photographer for the Philadelphia Tribune Robert MendelsonMartha and her son 13 yr old actor Thuliso Dingwall (who in conversation mentioned to me that he is staying in the same hotel as Jamie Foxx “which is really cool”)
Resurrection, a new play by Daniel Beaty ringing in the new year on January 23-February 22 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Oz Scott, this production re-unites the cast which developed the production at Arena Stage and Hartford Stage: Turron Kofi Alleyne, Che Ayende, Thuliso Dingwall, Alvin Keith, Jeffrey V. Thompson, and Keith Randolph Smith with Suzanne Robert’s Producing Artistic Director Sara Garonzik ( Get Info for tickets here http://www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org/)
I love going to the Suzanne Roberts theater with it’s
- 360-seat traditional proscenium auditorium and mezzanine with ample leg room
- Welcoming two-story lobby and mezzanine level reception area
- State-of-the-art lighting and sound facilities
- Superior patron amenities
- Elevator to all floors
- State-of-the-art accessibility for patrons with disabilities
and did I mention those roomy seats. I can’t stand going to the Forrest, Merriam or the Academy as those seats are entirely too narrow and the arm rests leave marks in my untoned body.