This week on L.A. Theatre Works, we present a watershed moment in theatre history, Lonne Elder III‘s Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, this rendition starring Glynn Turman, Rocky Carroll,and Charlie Robinson.This classic play by Academy Award nominee Lonne Elder III gives us the portrait of a Harlem family that dreams of a better life, but pursues it in tragic ways. First produced by the Negro Ensemble Company in 1969, the critically acclaimed Ceremonies in Dark Old Men opened the door for a new generation of African American playwrights, including August Wilson and Lynn Nottage.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rocky Carroll, Brandon Dirden, Jason Dirden, Julia Pace Mitchell, Charlie Robinson, Glynn Turman and Michole Briana White.
Directed by Judyann Elder.
Recorded before a live audience.