Guiding Light's Lawrence Saint-Victor Joins BLACK ANGELS OVER TUSKEGEE, 4/5

"Guiding Light" star Lawrence Saint-Victor will join the acclaimed new play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, by Layon Gray, this Monday, April 5th at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street (between Eighth & Ninth Ave.) Lawrence Saint-Victor is replacing Lamman Rucker in the cast, which also features Demetrius Gross, Thom Scott II, Antonio Charity, Layon Gray, David Wendell Boykins, Derek Shaun, Jay Jones, and Rich Skidmore.

Based on true events, six men explore their collective struggle with Jim Crow, their intelligence, patriotism, dreams of an inclusive fair society, and brotherhood as they become the first African-American fighter pilots in the U.S. Army Air Forces. Black Angels Over Tuskegee goes beyond the headlines of the popular stories of the Tuskegee Airmen and exposes the men who exhibited the courage to excel in spite of all the overwhelming odds against them.

Lawrence Saint-Victor starred as Remy Boudreau on daytime TV's longest-running drama "Guiding Light." His stage appearances include Six Degrees of Separation, Night of the Iguana, The Winter's Tale, and he received an Audelco Award for Black Moon Rising. His additional TV credits include Ugly Betty, Law & Order: SVU and the History Channel's Honor Deferred.

In addition to being an official selection of the 2009 National Black Theater Festival, Black Angels Over Tuskegee recently won a 2009 NAACP Award for Best Ensemble and a 2009 Artistic Director Achievement Award for Best Play. It was also presented at the 2009 National Tuskegee Airmen Convention in Las Vegas for over 30 chapters. Original Tuskegee Airmen Ted Lumpkin, President of the Los Angeles Chapter, said, "I love this play. It's real and it reminded me of my times at Tuskegee. [It's] a great show."

Black Angels Over Tuskegee is produced Off-Broadway by The Black Gents, Edmund Gaynes, and The Layon Gray Experience. Performances are Monday, Friday and Saturday evening at 8 PM, and Sundays at 5 PM. Tickets are available through Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.


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