A powerful play about enduring abuse and discovering hope. March 18-20. From “Newark’s own” Playwright Aarion “A.J.” Jackson.In their exclusive interview with the Newark Mosaic, “Newark’s own” Playwright Aarion “A.J.” Jackson and director Wendy McKenzie explain the inspiring lessons of hope that the play delivers through the hard-hitting exploration of abuse.
Aarion shares his passion for theater, his training with the African Globe, Newark’s only African American theater, and his own personal stories of abuse that inspired him to write this play.
“The story is amazing, ” explains Wendy McKenzie. “It’s our lives. People always think they are going through this stuff alone, but we’re not really, we’re all going through the same thing. We all can come out of it together. But we have to talk about it in order to move forward and start healing.”
“Don’t give up,” says A.J., “If there’s any city that needs that message, Newark needs that message to not give up.” As our interview shows, A.J.’s energy is contagious. His embrace of theater and the arts as a tool for personal and social healing is inspiring. Another testament to the importance of the arts in every community and to the resilience of the human spirit.
Thursday, March 18, 2010 – 8:00pm Performance BeginsSaturday, March 20, 2010 – 1:00pm Performance BeginsSaturday, March 20, 2010 – 8:00pm Performance Begins
Location:Bradley Hall Theater110 Warren Street (Corner of MLK Blvd.) 3rd FloorRutgers University – Newark
Ticket Prices:$25 in advance, purchase at the below links, or $30 at the DoorPlease purchase tickets in advance at the following links:
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