The American Legacy
220 East Fourth Street ~ New York, New York 10009
From On Strivers Row at the American Negro Theater, 1946
featuring Harry Belafonte
by Abram Hill
May 19 - June 18, 2017
Oscar and Dolly Van Striven are hosting their daughters debutante party in their townhouse On Strivers Row, but the success of the social event of the season is by no means guaranteed.
A scheming socialite from Brooklyn, a judgmental grandmother, a secret boyfriend, a presumptuous lottery winner, and none other than 'Joe the Jiver' all want to come to this party.
The first major production of the American Negro Theatre in 1940 is described as a satire on African-American social climbing. But it is a complex work masquerading as a farce, dealing with issues of class, gender roles and intra-racial stereotyping.
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Charles Anthony Burks*
Anthony T Goss
Marie Louise Guinier*
Kim Yancey Moore*
Lauren Marissa Smith*
DIRECTOR Timothy Johnson
STAGE MANAGER Heather Olmstead*
SET Collin Eastwood
LIGHTING Remy Leelike
COSTUME Sidney Fortner
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Alexis Bronkovic
*These actors and stage manager appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association.
On Strivers Row is an AEA Approved showcase.
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