Many people in our community cannot afford to shell out $75 per ticket to attend a broadway show (or simply may not want to) which is why I am so grateful for productions at the Harlem Repertory Theatre. Located in Spanish Harlem, the HRT has become a mainstay in the NYC theatre scene. The company puts on first rate theatrical performances many with themes that tackle critical issues of race, class and politics all for $10 to $25 per ticket.
“The laughter, ummm hmms and no he didn’ts that broke out in unison would not have been as plentiful in a broadway theatre.”
Last year I had the pleasure of seeing the theatre’s adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. The actor playing Walter Lee Younger would have received a nod from Sidney Poitier himself. I’d seen the play back in 2014, but this experience was different. Watching with an audience who looked like me, from grandmothers to the little boy sitting restlessly in the second row made it resonate more deeply. Could it be that we could all connect on a real level to one or more of the characters? The laughter, ummm hmms and no he didn’ts that broke out in unison would not have been as plentiful in a broadway theatre.
The 2016-2017 season has something for everyone. The Wizard of Oz for the little ones, Jamaica for a girls night out and In The Heights for date night. A Raisin in the Sun is also returning.
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