Dreams of Harlem is a brilliantly written play that travels back in time to the 1929 Harlem Renaissance. In 2018, Author Wright, a part-time film instructor and struggling writer, known to his family and friends as AW, wishes he could go back in time and meet the idols of the past, such as: the writers, Zora Neal Hurston, Langston Hughes, singers, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, jazz musicians, Louis Armstrong, Valaida Snow and his idol, the first African American filmmaker, Oscar Micheaux. AW’s wish comes true when he goes to sleep and wakes up on the streets of Harlem in 1929.
Before AW wakes up in the world of the Harlem Renaissance, he struggles with everyday issues of balancing a family life, career, and passion for writing. AW’s choices for the latter, takes him on a road that almost puts his family and friends in intermediate danger. However, with the help of a praying wife, not only does AW gets a chance to redeem himself, he also gets a chance to watch his dreams unfold when he creates the film of a lifetime with Oscar Micheaux.
The characters that AW meets on his journey opens his eyes to the fact that the people he should put on pedestals are not the idols of his past, but the people that are in his present and future, such as; his wife Ria, daughter Zora Lang and best friend Musiq.
This production takes you on a journey of self discovery like the classic films The Wizard of OZ and Midnight in Paris. Author Wright relates to all of the struggling artist, singers, actors, and filmmakers of today. The message of Dreams of Harlem is to pursue ones dreams, yet remember to uplift others.
Written, Produced, and Directed by Zee Zee Wright
About the Author: This is the third production by Zirzeria Wright-Beveridge (Zee Zee). Her other productions, House of Women 2010 and Family Freedom Day 2012, were performed in Augusta GA. She is also the author of two published books, The River of Life, 2015 (novel) and The Queen in Me and Bumblebee (children’s book). Her latest work Dreams of Harlem was the portfolio project for her Masters degree in Communication. Currently she is a Theater Instructor for a local college.
50% of all profits from Dreams of Harlem Production will benefit the United Way of the CSRA, Children & Families.
Prices: Regular – $12.00 | Senior Citizens & Military – $10.00
Contact: John or Zee ( telephone) 803-528-2991/ Facebook: Zee Zee Wright
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