Celebrate African American arts and artists in the Triangle!
Aladdin and His Winter Wish
November 29 - December 2, 2018
NC Theatre presents a Lythgoe Family Production of ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH. Based on the Aladdin fairytale of a street rat with a dream, this special holiday-themed production follows the style of the traditional British Panto with singing, swinging and soaring adventure that features family-friendly magic, comedic twists, contemporary music, and more!
The role of the Princess is being played by television personality, dancer and singer Nia Sioux. She is best known for spending seven seasons on the unscripted Lifetime show Dance Moms and is a series regular on CBS's Emmy Award-winning daytime drama The Bold and the Beautiful. Audio description available for the Saturday, Dec. 1 at 3pm performance. Admission: $25.15+
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 East South Street, Raleigh
See Aladdin and His Winter Wish with Triangle FAAA on December 2! Our seats for this special show are located in Section A on the orchestra level. The ticket price with fees is just $30.00! If the same tickets were purchased from Ticketmaster, the cost would be $56.91. There are a limited number of seats available so get your tickets today!
Triangle Friends of African American Arts presents
African American Theater Preview
January 20, 2019 at 7pm
The Triangle Friends of African American Arts is bringing together performing arts organizations to showcase the wonderful African American plays and musicals that will hit the stages in 2019. This special evening will include insights from playwrights as well as songs and dramatic scenes from upcoming performances. Admission is $15.
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue Street, Raleigh
Photo credit: Bruce dePyssler
Our stories are being told but we're not there to see them.
I just saw The Justice Theater Project’s production of A Doll’s House and Playmakers Repertory Company’s Skeleton Crew. Both performances received rave reviews from audiences and critics. They both have great casts, unique sets and special stories about our community. They were both written by young African American female playwrights.
There is another thing the shows have in common. They did not have enough African Americans in the audience. It is heartbreaking to see such wonderful plays with African American casts and only a few of us there to experience them. In the Skeleton Crew playbill, there was a "Rules of Engagement" from the playwright. Here are some excerpts:
You are allowed to have audible moments of reaction and response. My work requires a few "um hmms" and "uhn uhnns" should you need to use them.This can be church for some of us, testifying is allowed. Please be an audience member that joins with others and allows a bit of breathing room. Exhale together. Laugh together. Say "amen" should you need to. This is community. Let's go.
It is clear who she was thinking of when she wrote her rules. She created her play for us. And we should be there. You know what? You will LOVE both of these shows! And your friends and family will love you for bringing them. And the actors, playwrights and theater companies will love that you were there. So please provide your support. I promise you'll be glad that you did!
By Sherri Holmes, Triangle FAAA Founder & Director