THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Crystal Field, Executive Director, Presents:
TNC “On The Air”
Ella the Ungovernable
Thursday, May 28 at 7:00PM by David McDonald, directed by Melania Levitsky
“Doors” Open at 6:45PM
“ELLA THE UNGOVERNABLE” a play about 15 year-old Ella Fitzgerald’s incarceration and escape from Hudson, NY’s, Training School For Girls in 1933, will make its worldwide debut in a ZOOM and YouTube live streaming performance presented by Theater For The New City on Thursday night, May 28, 2020, at 7:00pm.
Very little is known about her incarceration except that she is presumed to have escaped after less than a year at the institution and she won the first-ever Amateur Night At The Apollo Theater shortly thereafter, commencing a swift rise to fame.
“I wrote this play to try to encourage and uplift what I perceived to be a very demoralized population,” says McDonald. “Like any artist, I had no idea whether my idea would resonate with the general public at all. The fact that it has indicates to me…and to us….that there is a particular need for this kind of story of hope here in 2020. That’s why we sped up the process of debuting it to the public. We all hope to see you on Zoom on May 28th!”
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