So boys and girls, if you want some entertainment south of the 10 here it is. Go see OCHRE & ONYX: THE LANGSTON HUGHES PROJECT, written by Lynn Manning and directed by Nataki Garrett. It’ll be playing May 1 through May 31, 2009.
It’s playing at the LA Design Center. (This building looks so cool. I’ve driven by it a bunch of times and always wondered what it was.) Address: 5955 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90047
Here’s a little info from their website about the play:
OCHRE & ONYX follows the present day story of an African-American slam poet and an Afro Latina painter who find themselves in the middle of a struggle for the true soul of the beloved poet, and father of the Harlem Renaissance Langston Hughes. Meanwhile, in 1920’s Mexico, the young Langston fights to convince his father James, to finance his study of poetry at Columbia University. As father and son struggle in the past, poet and painter struggle in the present, in two strikingly similar worlds.
For more info and tickets go here.