14th Annual BGL Cruise Presents Highly Acclaimed Play About Gay Schoolteacher Accused of Child Molestation
Sailing November 2-10, 2011
For the first time, The Songmaster BGL Cruise will present its guests with an evening of enchanting live theatre! “Armstrong’s Kid”, featuring NPA Thandiwe De Shazor, is a riveting piece written by three time NAACP Theatre Award and NAACP Image Award-winning novelist, playwright, filmmaker, journalist and actor Stanley Bennett Clay. The play stars a gay schoolteacher (Clay) who is falsely accused of child molestation by his best friend’s fourteen-year-old son and spends nearly a year in prison before the truth is revealed.
Eleven years later, the now-grown accuser (co-star Thandiwe Thomas De Shazor) goes to the cabin retreat of the falsely accused to seek forgiveness. What follows is a blistering showdown, ripe with bitter confrontations, shocking revelations, vicious humor, hidden desires, and bitter truths exposed.
The Songmaster BGL Cruise may be smooth sailing but Stanley Bennett Clay’s “Armstrong’s Kid” promises to rock you like you’ve never been rocked before!
Sailing: Nov. 2 through 10, 2011
Book now to get the lowest prices! To join the Mailing List, visit www.bglcruising.com or contact Mark Harris @ 415-922-2916 for details
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NPA Thandiwe De Shazor Featured at the International Home Theater Festival in Berkeley!
Join Thandiwe De Shazor at “Home Cooking,” a one-night stand of queer performances, music, movement, puppetry, and food at the International Home Theater Festival in Berkeley, presented by Eye Zen Art. Thandiwe is workshopping some rewrites of his show, ” Children of the Last Days ,” and some new work, “Chicken Soup for the Chronic Masturbators Soul” or “The Wounded Boy Projec t”.
Ever heard of Paul Robeson?
Paul Robeson was one of the most internationally renowned and celebrated figures of the twentieth century. Yet, this all-American athlete, Ivy League-educated lawyer, Award-winning actor, record-breaking singer, and highly-decorated social activist was erased from history books due to his unrelenting advocacy for labor rights and racial equality during the McCarthy era. In this provocative and timely new look at his extraordinary life, actress Kim Howard portrays Robeson in his own words as a human being confronting enormous obstacles and achieving unprecedented success. Howard’s theatrical solo performance and innovative multi-media lecture demonstration re-introduces Robeson’s legacy and his uniquely American story to a new generation of audiences.
Developed and Directed by Mimi McGurl
A Nursha Project Production