SCHOMBURG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN BLACK CULTURE
515 MALCOLM X BLVD, NYC
[135th Street and Lenox Avenue]
Sean C. Turner
Debra Ann Byrd
Dr. Sandy Hill
OCT 18th, 2012
Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, Take Wing And Soar Productions, and Be Rich Entertainment in association with
The City College of New York present Lorey Hayes’ POWER PLAY
Pauletta Pearson Washington and Roscoe Orman Lead a dynamic cast in the Revival Production of Lorey Hayes’ POWER PLAY, an Award-winning play about Politics, Passion, and the Power of God, directed by Darlene Gidney. Joining Washington and Orman in the cast is celebrity actress and comedienne Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Lia Chang, Jeff Wallner and playwright Lorey Hayes. The production kicks off with a 2012 Free Stage Reading as a prelude to its 2013 Production.
COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION. LIMITED SEATING.
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A BRIEF SYNOPSIS
On the eve of the election that would make him the first Black governor of California, Franklin Wright is confronted with a situation that places him on a psychological and spiritual battleground. His decision requires that he forfeit the election or risk a life, his marriage and his very soul. “Power Play” is about the women behind this powerful man who find themselves caught in a whirlwind of personal and political intrigue that threatens to destroy them all. It is a dramatic, often times funny look at the residual effects of political scandal that examines friendship, love, integrity, public scrutiny and the question we all face today. “What are we voting for --- a candidate’s private life or the record of his or her accomplishments and the depth of his or her commitment?”
MEET THE CAST
This production of POWER PLAY is an Equity Stage Reading and is supported in part by the Department Of Cultural Affairs New York City, New York City Council, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Council Member Inez E. Dickens, The New York City Council Committee On Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations, Jimmy Van Bramer, Chair, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Greater Harlem Chamber Of Commerce, Community Works, CommunityMattersNYC, and The Arlen Charitable Trust. New Heritage Theatre Group is a proud member of the Harlem Arts Alliance and The Coalition of Theatres of Color.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Pauletta Pearson Washington*, Roscoe Orman*, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney*,
Lia Chang*, Jeff Wallner and Lorey Hayes*.
*Members of AEA