Under Ben Guillory’s sharp-eyed direction, Levy Lee Simon’s four-part docudrama traces the nationally prominent Central Avenue luxury hotel’s heyday during the 1930s and ’40s, when its opulence offered a first-class answer to Jim Crow laws that prohibited even the most illustrious black Americans from staying in hotels that catered to whites.
Dunbar: Selected Scenes and Songs
A special thank you to all those who attended “Selected Scenes and Dunbar Songs” Fundraiser!
The Company has been invited to perform @ The National Black Theatre Festival (08/03 thru 08/08, 2015). That’ll be on the Wake Forest campus.
The campaign goal: @ $32,000, more than Eighteen Thousand of which has been pledged and paid. An on-line request to Delta Airlines is pending. A GoFundMe page remains active with over $8600 raised from sixty-one donors.
Our goal: being able to pledge each dollar raised to the travel/hotel/food/actor per-diem’s and Festival production expenses.
This June 20th fundraiser was an opportunity for the cast to re-connect, have fun themselves performing memorable scenes and performing classics from the careers of some of the play’s characters –Lena Horne/Ethel Waters/Duke Ellington….
20 Year Celebrations
The Robey Theatre Company ended it’s 20th Anniversary year on a MAGNIFICENTLY high note THANKS TO YOU. Your support has enabled us to thrive TWENTY YEARS.