Rhapsody in Black


  • Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education 225 S Main St Memphis, TN

TITLE: RHAPSODY IN BLACK

EVENT TYPE: Family Series

DESCRIPTION: Written and performed by LeLand Gantt and developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Estelle Parsons, Rhapsody in Black is a one-man show that explores LeLand’s personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America. We follow his spellbinding life story: from an underprivileged childhood in the ghettos of McKeesport, PA to an acting career that lands adult LeLand in situations where he is virtually the only African-American in the room. Recounted in remarkable and exquisitely moving detail, guaranteed to leave lasting impressions. Recommended for ages 15 and up for adult language and situations. Parental guidance suggested.

VENUE: Halloran Centre at the Orpheum, 225 S. Main Street, Memphis TN 38103

DATE: Friday, November 18, 2016 6:30 PM

TICKETS: $15

BOX OFFICE: 901.525.3000

GROUP SALES: 901.529.4226

WEB: www.orpheum-memphis.com

Written and performed by LeLand Gantt and developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Estelle Parsons, Rhapsody in Black is a one-man show that explores LeLand’s personal journey to understand and eventually transcend racism in America. We follow his spellbinding life story --- from an underprivileged childhood in the ghettos of McKeesport, PA, to teenage experiments with crime and drugs to scholastic achievement and an acting career that lands adult LeLand in situations where he is virtually the only African American in the room. How he manages to cope with the various psychological effects of consistently being marked “The Other” is recounted in remarkable and exquisitely moving detail, guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Rhapsody in Black has a run time of 90 minutes and is recommended for ages 15 and up for adult language and situations. Parental guidance is suggested.

 

Ticket prices are $15 and are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and Ticketmaster (901.743.ARTS). Special group rates are also available by calling 901.529.4226.