THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director, Presents:
August 12 – August 29
Thursday – Saturday @ 8 PM; Sunday @ 3 PM
Tickets: GA $18, Students & Seniors $15
Writer and Director, Victor Vauban Junior
LEAVES is written and directed by Victor Vauban Junior. The play is classified as a domestic drama. For inspiration to write this gut-wrenching play, Mr. Vauban found a plethora in the words of the late legendary jazz singer Nina Simone, “The artist duty is to reflect the times.” In this domestic drama, Mr. Vauban introduces us to Muriel, a devoted housewife living happily ever after with her beloved husband, Curtis and her two children, James and Rhonda. They are a quintessential African-American middle-class family living a normal life in Syracuse. Despite the typical happy and conventional appearance, this family like any other family holds secrets.
CAST: Dierdra McDowell, Ben Rowe, Patricia Fields, Khalfani Louis, Cassandra Borgella, Riyadh Rollins, Soyini Crenshaw
Lianne Awah, Matthew Harling, Alton Ray
The primary goal of this stage play is not only to entertain but also sparkle conversations about: Assimilationism, colorism, the importance of family and mental health.
COVID Protocol and Etiquette:
As of August 17 2021, people 12 and older are required to show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the FDA or WHO.
Proof of vaccination may include the NYC Vaccination Record, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), Excelsior Pass or NYC COVID Safe App.
Everyone must wear a face mask for entry into the theater or when moving around.