In New Jersey, Bloomfield College’s Westminster Arts Center is presenting “Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters’ First 100 Years” from Feb. 21 – 24. The play is based on the real lives of two astounding African-American women, the Delaney sisters. As they recall the events of their lives, they weave in some of the most important moments of the 20th century. Evening shows begin at 8:00 pm and the matinee is at 2:00 pm. Consult their website, https://arts.bloomfield.edu for more information and to get tickets.
In New York, Rain Pryor’s "Fried Chicken & Latkes" and "Black Angels Over Tuskegee" are playing at the Actor’s Temple Theater, 339 West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.
“Fried Chicken and Latkes” is Rain Pryor's award-winning solo show based on her life and her father, legendary comedian Richard Pryor. It is an irreverent and poignant look at racism in the late '60s early '70s. Rain completely wrote and created her show including adding some of her own original music and lyrics to the production.
Now entering its third year is Layon Gray’s play “Black Angels Over Tuskegee.” The show is based on true events involving six men as they explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces. “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them. This show won a 2009 NAACP Award for Best Ensemble and a 2009 Artistic Director Achievement Award for Best Play.
Tickets for both shows of these New York shows range from only $36.50 and are available at Telecharge.com or by calling 212/239-6200.