Lizan Mitchell and Nikki Walker star in the National Black Theatre’s New York premiere of Dead and Breathing by Chisa Hutchinson, helmed by Obie winner Jonathan McCrory, October 28th – November 23rd. Opening night is November 2nd.
Previews: Wednesday – Saturday: 7:30pm / Saturday 2:00 & Sunday: 4:00pm
OPENING NIGHT GALA
(Monday, November 2, 2015)
Thursday – Saturday & Monday: 7:30pm
Saturday: 2:00pm & Sunday: 4:00pm
Cranky old broad, Carolyn Whitlock, has been in hospice for far too long and just wants to die already. When she tries to convince a loud, oversharing, and very Christian nurse to assist her suicide, she has to work harder than she ever has in her privileged life to end it.Through surprising humor and persistent questioning, Dead and Breathing investigates morality, mortality and the intense tug-of-war between the right to die with dignity and the idea of life as a gift.
The production team features scenic design by Maruti Evans, lighting design by Alan Edwards, costume design by Karen Perry, sound design by Justin Hicks, stage management by Halle Morse, production manager Belynda Hardin and production assistant Ngozi Anyanwu.
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Urban Garden Center
*There is Nudity In This Production
NBT is located at 2031-33 National Black Theatre Way (Fifth Ave Btwn. 125 – 126 St.). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit NationalBlackTheatre.org.
Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek, which will screen at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival on November 21st. She is profiled in FebOne1960.com Blog, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.
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