Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Goodwins have arrived in Bronzeville!

The Robey Theatre Company in association with The Latino Theatre Company and Kathie Foley-Meyer presents
Written by Tim Toyama & Aaron Woolfolk
Directed by Ben Guillory

Bronzeville opened yesterday and runs through July 21st at The Los Angeles Theatre Center 514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
The play Bronzeville opens in the Summer of 1942 after the implementation of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 leading to the interment of over 120,000 Japanese Americas for the duration of World War II. Bronzeville refers to a section of Los Angeles, California mostly inhabited by Japanese Americans during that time. Once the execute order was carried out and Bronzeville stripped of its inhabitants, the now abandon buildings of homes and businesses became a source of what seemed like opportunities for the influx of Black American citizens, mostly migrating from the South to Los Angeles.
Bronzeville is a fictional story based on the truth of what happen during that time in American history when a Black family, the Goodwins, discover a Japanese American Man, Henry, "stowed away" in their new home. As the story unfolds the Goodwin's find themselves engaged in a quandary: Do they do what they feel is moral or do they do what they feel is right?

The Goodwin Family
Left to right: Jodie (played by Dwain Perry), Princess (played by Iman Milner), Alice (played by Kellie Dantzler), Felix (played by Aaron Jennings), and Mama Janie (played by CeCelia Antoinette).

Bronzeville runs through July 21st at The Los Angeles Theatre Center 514 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.
Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm.

(Henry played by Jeff Manabat)

The cast of Bronzeville
Back row from left to right: Landon H. Lewis, Darrell Philip, Mark L. Colbenson, Jeff Manabat, Robert Clements, Melvin Ishmael Johnson.
Front row from left to right: Dana Lee*, Aaron Jennings, Kellie Dantzler*, Iman Milner*, Dwain Perry*, Cecelia Antoinette*, Vladimir Velasco*.
*Members of Actors' Equity Association.

To purchase tickets you may log onto: or call 866-811-4111.
General Admission: $30.
Seniors: $20.
Students: $20.
Veterens: $20.
Groups of 10 or more: $20. per person.

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