All My Children's Darnell Williams will be appearing in Bonfire Night, beginning May 6th. If you live in New York City or will be visiting "The Big Apple" between May 6 - 9, 2009 and are interested in more details find out more, after the jump.
BONFIRE NIGHT, first play in a trilogy of works that focuses on the migration of Caribbean peoples to the UK in the 1940s and what has happened to that community since then.
Set in 1968, BONFIRE NIGHT centers around the lives of Cynthia and Lorna Johnson, Jamaican immigrants to Birmingham, England. Cynthia a fading beauty and Lorna, her 30-something daughter have settled into a hopeless yet comfortable routine living life together in their old house. But a fateful evening set against the backdrop of November 5th Guy Fawkes Day-Bonfire Night, makes the flames no match for the inferno that will consume Cynthia if Lorna, makes the leap to the happy life she desperately craves with her secret suitor, Reggie.
BONFIRE NIGHT is the first production of BLACKBOARD reading series, a series that tells the stories of the Black Community throughout the Diaspora. Created by Garlia C. Jones and held every 2nd Monday at the Cell 7:30 pm www.blackboardplays.com
Written by Joan M. Baker – Recipient of Content Short Award for short film, “The Promised Land;” writer, producer and director of “Jane” – film based on her short story; currently writing parts two and three of Bonfire Night trilogy
Directed by Pat Jones – Making her theatrical directorial debut; TV producer, multi-media professional & former SVP of Carat Entertainment/MY Entertainment
The cast includes:
Kim Weston-Moran (CYNTHIA) – Recipient of AUDELCO for Lead Actress in “Don't Explain”
Toccarra Cash (LORNA) – Recipient of 2007 Princess Grace Award &George C. Wolfe Theatre Award
Verna Hampton (ERMA) – Recipient of the first annual Spirit of Anne Frank Educator Award
Darnell Williams (REGGIE) – Recipient of 2 Daytime Emmy’s for role as Jesse on ABC's “All My Children”
WHEN: May 6th, 7th, and 9th at 8:00 PM
May 10th at 3:00 PM
Tickets are $17.00 and are available at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/63997
or by calling 1.800.838.3006
WHERE: The Cell Theatre
338 West 23rd Street (Between 8th and 9th Aves)
New York, NY