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12 Angry Men Reimaged

Project Protest

These events are part of Project Protest: The Art of Revolution, an initiative by The Center for Arts & Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.

12 Angry Men Reimagined

Back as a tour-de-force theatrical trio
12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today

Directed by Tony Award-Nominee
Stephen McKinley Henderson

Friday, February 19 at 8 p.m.
Saturday February 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 21 at 3 p.m.

All performances will take place at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Billie Holiday Theatre at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) in partnership with The New Press, brings back by popular demand12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today. Directed by Tony Award-nominee and Obie Award-winner Stephen McKinley Henderson, we spend an evening recounting the stories of everyday men subjected to racial profiling, based upon the book 12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today, edited by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey and published by The New Press. While accounts of the stinging experience of racial profiling have been passed down as an contemptible legacy to generations of African American men, recent high-profile cases have drawn an alarmed reaction across the country, challenging local police, politicians and law enforcement agencies to acknowledge the urgency of this injustice.

The adaptation has been reimagined with actors, Tony Award-winner Wendell Pierce (The Wire and Treme) who returns to the Billie Holiday Theatre this season, Tony Award-winner Roger Robinson (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and How to Get Away with Murder) and Stephen Tyrone Williams (Children of God) giving voice to twelve African American men from diverse walks of life who have shared their story.

Pre-Show Talks: A pre-show talk is scheduled 60 minutes before each show, as an opportunity to hear from the community, with rotating hosts Hollis King and Terrance McKnight.

Tickets: $25 general admission, $15 students, seniors and groups of $10 or more
Tickets at www.kumbletheater.org

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12 Angry Men

W. Tre Davis

Cast pf 12 Angry Men

Photo Credits: Hollis King.

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men A World Premiere Reading  Directed by George Faison

Featuring: John Amos, Jerome Preston Bates, Jason Dirden, Nelsan Ellis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Dule Hill, Russell Hornsby, Dorian Missick, Roscoe Orman, Michael Potts, Victor Williams and more Featuring Oberon K.A. Adjepong, Jerome Preston Bates, Sheldon Best, W. Tre Davis, Jason Dirden, Dule Hill, Chuckwudi Iwuji, Dorian Missick, Roscoe Orman, Roger Robinson, Taimak, Terrell Tilford, John David Washington, and more.

November 14 - November 20, 2015

All performances will take place at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201

The Center for Arts & Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s (Restoration) Billie Holiday Theatre in partnership with The New Press returns to the Kumble Theater with “12 Angry Men: True Stories of being a Black Man in America Today”, a theatrical presentation and the centerpiece of its multidisciplinary program, Project Protest: The Art of Revolution. Directed by Tony Award-winner George Faison, the show portrays the stories of everyday men subjected to racial profiling, based upon the book 12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today, edited by Gregory S. Parks and Matthew W. Hughey and published by The New Press. 

While accounts of the stinging experience of racial profiling have been passed down as an contemptible legacy to generations of African American men, recent high-profile cases have drawn an alarmed reaction across the country, challenging local police, politicians and law enforcement agencies to acknowledge the urgency of this injustice.

Showtimes: Saturday, November 14 at 8 p.m. • Sunday, November 15 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m
Monday, November 16 at 8 p.m • Tuesday, November 17 at 8 p.m
Wednesday, November 18 at 8 p.m. • Thursday, November 19 at 8 p.m. • Friday, November 20 at 8 p.m.

Pre-Show Talks: A pre-show talk is scheduled 75 minutes before each show, as an opportunity to make space and hear from the community.

Student Matinee: Wednesday November 18 at 11 a.m. – please email billieholiday.events@gmail.com for more Student Matinee information. Seats are free and available to 8th – 12th grade students, as well as college and university students on a first-come, first-served basis. Includes a Talk Back with the Cast.

Tickets for Show, includes Pre-Show Talks: $25|$15 for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more.  Tickets at www.kumbletheater.org

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