Andrea J. Fulton's ONE DROP Set for Bed-Stuy Festival, 6/23

Andrea J. Fulton's ONE DROP is set to be performed as part of The STooPS BED-STUY FESTIVAL, on Sunday, June 23. The festival runs from 2 to 5 PM at 398 Hancock Street in Brooklyn (between Throop and Marcus Garvey).

Admission to full Festival: $10, with a rain date scheduled for Sunday, June 30.

Playwright Andrea J. Fulton announces performances of two excerpts from her play "One Drop," in which an exceptional multi-cultural cast portrays the truth-based story of a mulatto in Louisiana in the 1800s. Power, control, love, faith and fear collide as he chooses whether or not to "pass," calling into question not only his values and loyalties, but also those of everyone he encounters. Original songs lend authenticity to a story told with honesty, humor and humanity. Two scenes from this moving work will be shown: Scene 4 on the hour, and Scene 7 on the half-hour throughout the day.

Allen Craig Harris directs a cast that features Kymbali Craig, Ilona S. Dixon, Denise Fair Grant, Gary E. Lawson, Sam Soghor, DaisyLee H. Sprauve, and Jason Stein.

STooPS BED-STUY FESTIVAL is a community-building event that will use the arts to welcome people to Bed-Stuy and promote social interaction among artists, homeowners, residents and local businesses. Various Bed-Stuy homeowners will collaborate with local artists to host mini-performances and art showcases on their stoops, yards and sidewalks. Local vendors, businesses and organizations will also bring folks together for the purpose of mingling, seeing the wares of participating vendors, and possibly win goodie bags filled with complimentary items.

More about playwright Andrea J. Fulton: The Chicago native and graduate of Northwestern University is a member of a longtime Louisiana family. Fulton likes to remind people of the importance of family and the power of love, faith and acceptance. "One Drop" enjoyed runs at Theater for the New City, and other spaces in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Fulton currently has two new plays in development, which reflect her deeply held belief in Gandhi's mantra that "we must be the change we wish to see."

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