Written and directed by the award-winning playwright Marcus Dargan, Dream Deferred puts a spotlight on racial tensions and social action, as African-American residents of an apartment building in Harlem struggle against the looming commercial dominance of a newly built condominium, just across the street. Dream Deferred is drawn from Dargan’s conversations and observations of Harlem residents. “It’s a historical document, artistically expressed to reflect the experiences of a people who may someday vanish from Harlem’s landscape without having had their final stories told. This play represents the beginning of their untimely end.”
Dream Deferred will run 13 performances from April 20-29 at the 133rd Street Arts Center located at 308 West 133rd Street in Harlem. General tickets are $20 at the door and are available at the box office one hour before curtain or by calling the box office at 347-855-7281. Advance online tickets are $18 for adults, and $15 for seniors, students, and artists at www.brownpapertickets.com.
For complete ticket and schedule information, visit www.nuafrikantheatre.org/dream-deferred.
I attended a performance on Saturday, 4/21 and I must say the acting was excellent. A Dream Deferred is a most see for all Harlemites. I sat next to a mixed race couple who left before the 1st act was over. I believe it was too heavy for them and they prefer to remain ignorant to the feelings of Harlemites who are being priced out of what was our home for years.
I hope this production really takes off and gains a lot of recognition.