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Program 24: Live Stage Reading of 'The Green Book', with Playwright Calvin Ramsey

  • District Council 1707 Auditorium 420 West 45th Street New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)

Doors: 6:30pm. Play starts 7:00pm sharp.

Not to be missed! A concert staged reading of ‘The Green Book’ play, with playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey, Director Vincent Scott, and Cast for Q&A afterwards.

THE GREEN BOOK is a play that sheds light on a time in America when Jim Crow and separate but equal was the law of the land. Travel and accommodations for African Americans was complex and full of uncertainties. Where a person or family could eat, sleep, buy gasoline or use restrooms was never without tension and, in some cases, was a life and death struggle. The play allows those who were born after the landmark civil rights bills were passed to look back upon a not so pleasant time in American History, but also to see a people who looked out for one another and provided a safe harbor in a swirling storm. A Jewish concentration camp survivor enters the play and the complexities of the times play out. (2018, 1 hr 20 min) Q&A after with Playwright, Director and Cast.

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This event celebrates The National Writers Union (UAW Local 1981, AFL-CIO). Come celebrate organized workers! Playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey is a proud NWU member!