In 1963, a Black sorority comes under scrutiny after a prospective new member meets with a violent mishap.
WHAT: The Daughters of the Kush. World Premiere engagement of a new play.
WHO: Written by George W. Corbin. Directed by Veronica Thompson.
It’s 1963, at Plains University in Iowa. Kappa Lambda Nu is a historically Black sorority. The sisters are referred to as The Daughters of the Kush.
Kathy is the sorority’s lone white, Jewish pledge. She has been raised by Black adoptive parents and is eager to pledge her mother’s sorority. When Kathy meets with a violent mishap, the Daughters suddenly find themselves under investigation.
The Daughters of the Kush is an unusual look at the social lives of young Black collegiate women at a pivotal moment in American history.
The company of actors includes (in alphabetical order) : Vanoy Burnough, Sean Jonathan Hull, Mack Miles, Alisa Murray, Paris Nicole, Brandon Raines, Dee Dee Stephens, Hannah Mae Sturges and Charlotte Williams.
George W, Corbin is the playwright. A Brother of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the prolific dramatist’s credits include Soapbox and Pies (2017 Paul Robeson Theatre Festival selection), Sabado Mornings, Hi Lo LA, Galveston, Grave Concerns, Phone Booth, much more.
Veronica Thompson directs The Daughters of the Kush. The recipient of an MFA in Acting from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, she is a Sister of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She’s been a member of Towne Street Theatre for 20 years. Her directing credits include Galveston, At What Price, 1:24 A.M., much more.
Production stage manager: Kristina Roth. Assistant stage manager: Christian Cesna. Set design: Mark V. Jones. Lighting design/Projections: Ken Cosby. Costume design: Nancy Renee.
Presenter / Producer: GWC Productions
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 805-496-2982
Stella Adler Theatre
6773 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd floor
Hollywood CA 90028
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 10/13/2017 - 10/29/2017
Fri. and Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 3:00.
General Admission $35 Seniors $30 Students $20 Veterans $15 Sorority members, Fraternity members and Early Birds (prior to October 13) $25.
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