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Marc Rogers, Lauren Wells, and Asia Martin

Marc Rogers, Lauren Wells, and Asia Martin

Reginald Lawrence

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 28 2016
Price: $23-$25
A compelling and expressive performance by Juwan Lockett anchors this new drama by Aaron Todd Douglas, adapted from Kalisha Buckhanon's 2005 novel. Lockett plays Antonio, a 17-year-old from Harlem, who pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the slaying of his abusive father rather than take his chances at trial. Set in the 1990s, the play, like the novel, chronicles the relationship between Antonio and his girlfriend (Asia Martin) through the letters they exchange while he's in prison upstate, reflecting the couple's struggle to stay emotionally true to each other while pursuing the separate paths life has set them on. Directed by Carla Stillwell for the Ma'at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theatre (MPAACT), the play tells its story intensely but unsensationally. —Albert Williams


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