Photo Flash: Abingdon Theatre's SUMMER IN SANCTUARY Talkback
At the talkback following last Wednesday's performance of SUMMER IN SANCTUARY -- the new play written and performed by slam poetry artistand host of NPR's "State of the RE:Union" Al Letson about a summer he spent teaching a creative writing class at The Sanctuary on 8thvStreet, a community center in Florida -- Abingdon Theatre Company welcomed Vicky Watkins, Executive Director of The Sanctuary, and several of the now-adult students who inspired the NYC premiere.
Directed by Rob Urbaniti, and featuring DJ Willie Evans, Jr., performances of Al Letson's SUMMER IN SANCTUARY run through April 17 at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street): Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm; Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm; and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25; www.abingdontheatre.org or 212-868-2055.
Photo Credit: Anthony Merced
Alonzo Jackson, Deron Simmons, Abingdon Theatre Artistic Director Jan Buttram, Al Letson, Biko Misabiko, director Rob Urbinati, and Sanctuary on 8th Street Executive Director Vicky Watkins; (left-right, bottom row) DJ Willie Evans, Jr., and Keith Mack
Alonzo Jackson, Deron Simmons, Biko Misabiko, Al Letson, Sanctuary on 8th Street Executive Director Vicky Watkins, Keith Mack and (pictured, front) DJ Willie Evans, Jr. Photo by Anthony Merced