DC Black Theatre Festival Returns to THEARC Theater for Summer 2014

DC Black Theatre Festival Returns to THEARC Theater for Summer 2014

The DC Black Theatre Festival is a self-producing festival, where established and emerging artists can present their work. For some, established and emerging artists can present their work. This year, DCBTF will showcase five plays at THEARC from June 21-June 29, 2014. Shows range in costs from $17-$18 per General Admission Ticket. Shows and detail are below:

Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 9:00pm | "Confessions of A..."

James Earl Hardy's award-winning one-man show finally returns to DC after its sold out premiere in 2011! 

During a break on a film set, Tiger Tyson bears his soul to a reporter about growing up in the 'hood, dealing and eventually getting hooked on drugs, his struggles as a single father, "accidentally" finding himself in gay porn, and coming to terms with his sexual identity.

General Admission $18.87

Friday, June 27, 2014 | "My Little World"

"My Little World" A Day In PreSchool “LIVE” is a vibrant theatre production, full of cultural music that promotes 60-minutes of healthy physical activity, while engaging children in interactive lessons that teach movement techniques and healthy living principles. The production takes place in our one-room interactive school house with classroom stations, including Social Studies, Music and Arts, Health and Nutrition (The Kitchen), Language Arts, Literacy and Math.

The cast of children (portrayed by young adults and youth) are taught wonderful healthy lessons by their teacher Mr. Goodman Learner, the school Chef, Trya Veggeline, our grumpy Janitor, Mr. Ray-Mond and the renowned heart specialist Dr. A. Orta Thumpbabump. Each character engages the audience in movement while teaching the importance of participating in daily physical activity, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, drinking plenty of water, exercising for the health of the heart and so much more!

Showtimes at 10AM, 11AM and 1PM. General admission tickets $17.97

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 8:00pm | "Grace is in the House"

Sister Louise Irma Mae Jenkins, High Rock Baptist Church’s finest bible toting scripture quoting missionary and a voice for the Voices of Praise. The story is told in the small town of Natural Bridge, Virginia in the living room of beloved church Mother Lilly Williams. After a disastrous performance by his newest singing group at the High Rock Church building fund rally, Rev. Leroy calls a special meeting. Unbeknownst to him another meeting had already been planned and sets the house ablaze!

General admission tickets 17.97

Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 4:00pm | "Seven Spools of Thread"

The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble and Camden Repertory Theater who brought you Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters and African Cinderella in 2010 - 2011, cordially invite you and your family to witness our holiday theater series, original music production, Seven Ppools of Thread, a Kwanzaa story.

The "seven spools of thread" is an African folktale about the origin of the kente cloth weaves together the seven principles of kwanzaa using the fate of seven brothers' and their looming inheritance.  This is a timeless tone of traditional folktale about seven brothers who are having a difficult time getting along, they bicker and fight every day until one day their father dies and leaves them with an unusual request to spin seven spools of thread into gold or they will be turned into beggars.

General admission $17.97


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