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Mon July 29, 2013
National Black Theatre Festival Celebrates 13th Biennial
National Black Theatre Festival is for eyeryone, and they’re saving a seat just for you at this year’s international celebration and reunion of spirit in Winston-Salem. The 13th biennial NBTF opens Monday, July 29th and will run through August 3rd with an enormous variety of theatrical performances including dramas, comedies, musicals, and choreoplays. More than 140 performances of new works—like Adam: The Story of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Black classics like Knock Me A Kiss back by popular demand and performed by the finest professional Black theatre companies from across the country and abroad. This year’s North Carolina Black Repertory Company will present a production of Crowns, a moving a celebratory gospel play written by Regina Taylor. It’s directed by Artistic Director, and internationally recognized Broadway choreographer/dancer Mabel Robinson. She’s joined by Executive Director Geraldine Patton.
The North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s production of Crowns will open July 30th at 8:00 pm on the Mainstage of the Arts Council Theatre. More than 60,000 people are expected to attend the 6-day event. For ticket information for the entire National Black Theatre Festival click here.