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Arthur Meek's DARK STARS Set for United Solo Festival, 10/8 & 17

Jonathan Council in association with Ellandar Productions presents a one-man play written by New Zealand award-winning playwright Arthur Meek. "Dark Stars" is a brand new work that tells the true stories of early American 19th century vaudeville performer Irving Sayles and Harlem actor Jonathan Council.

'A Poignant Tale Full of Black Humor.' In seeking his big break an unlucky American actor is propelled by misfortune to a tiny island in the Pacific where he unearths the forgotten story of Australia's most popular 19th century entertainer, Irving Sayles. "Dark Stars" weaves together the story of these two African-Americans living a hundred years apart in an examination of racist humor and the price paid for lusting after fame at the cost of one's dignity.

One of these dark stars discovers that success is a temperamental monster, shallow and empty, while the other finds that success is something to nurture and grow and harvest.

8th & 17th October at Theatre Row Complex
410 W. 42nd Street, United Solo Theatre Festival, Off-Broadway New York 10036 Tickets from Festival/Overview

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