Theater: “The Fall of the Kings”—A New American Drama with Afro-Caribbean Roots

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The play, “The Fall of the Kings”—described as a new American drama with Afro-Caribbean roots—tells the story of an African-American heiress and her Afro-Cuban husband fighting to sustain their family in the midst of an economic disaster.  It runs September 5, 2015 – November 1, 2015 (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) at The Andrew Freedman Home, located at 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York.

Event Details: Recently featured in Uptown MagazineDesignated as a New York City Historic Landmark, the Andrew Freedman Home, a vibrant location for arts and culture, is revitalizing the artistic landscape of the Bronx, New York. This September, New York University alum and producer Walter E. Puryear (Executive Producer, Black Wall Street (2014), under consideration for a 2015 AUDELCO Award nomination) will mount The Fall of the Kings, a new American drama with Afro-Caribbean roots set in the 1940s. The play tells the story of an African-American heiress and her Afro-Cuban husband fighting to sustain their family in the midst of an economic disaster. The playwright, Mai Sennaar, is an alum of the Tisch School of the Arts. She is a mentee of noted playwright and screenwriter Richard Wesley (The Mighty Gents, Broadway) and Broadway and film actress Novella Nelson. At the age of 19, Sennaar’s first play, The Broken Window Theory, was produced at the famed Nuyorican Poets’ Cafe starring Tony award-winner Tonya Pinkins and directed by Tony award-nominee Michele Shay. The Fall of the Kings is an immersive theatre experience where the fourth wall crumbles and the story moves the audience through intimate rooms and enthralling portrayals, welcoming the audience right into the home and lives of the Kings.

Purchase Tickets: thefallofthekings.com or contact Princess Alexander, 718-588-8200, ext. 1226 or Naomi Cassimere, 347-489-1476

Contact Information: Kumba Sennaar, Publicist, fallofthekingsplay@gmail.com

Twitter: @fallofthe_kings

Hashtag: #thefallofthekings #diasporaunites #blacktheatreatthepalace

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