Tuesday, September 29, 2009

'County of Kings' Set in Sunset Park: Spike Lee Presents Lemon Andersen

We received word from Mark Schenkel about a new production presented by Spike Lee and the Culture Project, County of Kings. The show is set in Sunset Park, during the birth of hip-hop; taking the audience back to the days of B-boys, tracksuits, Adidas, and Boogie Down Productions.

Here's the story:

County of Kings, written and performed by Brooklyn-born Puerto Rican poet Lemon Andersen, gives a tough, yet moving biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. Mixing difficult drama and occasional humor with his own brand of urban poetry, Lemon uses his unique perspective and talent to bring his own coming-of-age story to life.

Lemon Andersen is best known from his regular appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry presented by Russell Simmons, and as an original cast member and writer of the TONY award-winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. He can also be seen opposite Denzel Washington in Spike Lee’s Inside Man, and is featured in The Soloist, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.

The show will begin its run at the Public Theater on October 12th, with previews starting September 29th. ALL tickets for preview performances are $25.

County of Kings plays Tuesday through Sunday at The Public Theater’s Newman Stage, 425 Lafayette Street. For a full schedule, please visit www.countyofkingstheplay.com.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Also check out the upcoming documentary being developed about Lemon and his work at www.dandelion-films.com.

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