KNOCK ME A KISS Opens at the Ensemble Theatre 1/31

KNOCK ME A KISS Opens at the Ensemble Theatre 1/31

The Ensemble Theatre Presents Knock me A Kiss by Charles Smth, directed by Caroline Jackson Smith.

Knock Me a Kiss is a fictional account inspired by the actual events surrounding the 1928 marriage of W.E.B. Du Bois's daughter Yolande to one of Harlem's great poets, Countee Cullen. The marriage marked the height of the Harlem Renaissance and was viewed as the perfect union of Negro talent and beauty.

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"In one blistering scene after another, with dialogue that is alternately highly poetic, down-and-dirty, eerily disturbing and fiercely authoritarian, Smith exposes the lies and the blazing truths that animate his characters."
-Chicago Sun Times

The Cast includes Dyrell Barnett as Countee Cullen, Emily Terry as Yolande Du Bois, Kyle Carthens as Jimmy Luncefore, Tonya Broach as Lenora, Pamela Morton as Nina Du Bois, and Edward Swan as W.E.B Du Bois.

The Production Team consist of Set Designer Ron Newell, Lighting Designer Michael Beyer, Assistant Lighting Designer Andrew Eckert, Sound Designer Ian Hinz, Costume Designer Meg Parish, Dance Consultant/Choreographer Katie Nabors, Production Stage Manager Sam Landgraf, and Assitant Stage Manager Becca Moseley.

KNOCK ME A KISS opens on January 31st and runs through February 23rd (Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm). The pre-show "Harlem Jazz Receptions" & Open-Mic Poetry begins from 6:30-7:30, Fridays & Saturdays during the run! (For information on ARTIST LINE UP or to participate in an Open-Mic visit

Additionally, there will be a post show talkback with Playwright Charles Smith on February 22nd!

Tickets to Knock Me a Kiss are $22 (Adults), $20 (Seniors), $12 (Students with Valid ID), and a group rate of $15 (Groups of 10 or more). Please note that the February 23rd Matinee is sold out.

To purchase tickets, call 216-321-2930 or email Please include (via phone or email) your name, phone number, date of performance, the number of tickets, and the type of tickets being purchased. We will call or email to confirm your reservation. To purchase tickets online visit

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