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Master of the Crossroads
The Bridge Theater at Shetler Studios
New York City, NY
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Event

Master of the Crossroads
The world premiere of a new play from Primitive Grace Ensemble, written & directed by Paul Calderon (Obie & Audelco Award winner "Blade to the Heat" The Public Theater).

In the ghettos of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Cornbread, an African-American Iraqi War
veteran suffering from PTSD, holds hostage a man he has mistaken for an Arab, threatening to crucify him in retaliation for the horrors he experienced in the war. Cornbread's ex-wife Yolanda (frayed to her own breaking point by the stress of being the lone support to their two interracial children) stumbles upon the plot. She tries to enlist the aid of Cornbread's stable, church-going brother Jim-Bo, also an Iraqi War Vet. At first unwilling to help Yolanda with another of Cornbread's "craziness" Jim-Bo finally succumbs to her pleas when he learns that Cornbread has several assault rifles with which he promises to "rain fire and fury on one and all" after he's done crucifying his "Arab." As Jim-Bo ventures forth to save the man from Cornbread - and Cornbread from himself - he's confronted by a heart of darkness that reaches back generations and now threatens everyone's sanity.
*** Please note that this production features nudity, racist language and graphic violence in a very intimate setting.

Obi Abili (Jim-Bo) - "Antigone" (BAM); "Emperror Jones" (Irish Rep - Audelco Nominee & Off Broadway Alliance Best Ensemble Winner); Theatre of War

Nixon Cesar (Cornbread) - "Mother Courage" (Public Theater); "Fabulation" (Brave New World); "Love & Marriage in NYC" (Audelco nominee)

Sarah Kate Jackson (Yolanda) - "The Pavilion" (DTF); "A Hard Wall at High Speed" (APAC); "Roots in Water" (Tribeca and Chicago Int'l Film Fest.)

Location

The Bridge Theater at Shetler Studios (View)
244 West 54th Street
New York City, NY 10019
United States


Categories

Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Primitive Grace Theater Ensemble
On BPT Since: Dec 04, 2018
 
Primitive Grace Theater Ensemble
3472484628
calderonclasses@gmail.com
primitivegrace.org


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