Cabrini-Greene Runs at Brooklyn's Paul Robeson Theatre, Oct. 6-23

The Paul Robeson Theatre in Brooklyn, NY will open its 25th season with the premiere of Cabrini-Greene, a new play by Michael Licwinko; the show will run from October 6th to October 23rd.

The play concerns Chicago's Cabrini-Green housing project, which was only a few years ago a hotbed of crime, drugs and poverty. "Located on the near-north side of Chicago, just blocks from the city's Gold Coast, the towers are being demolished and replaced by low-rise mixed-income housing whose residents include former project dwellers, blue-collar families and professional couples," according to production notes.

This contemporary comedy/drama explores a day in the life of David Cabrini and Roxanne Greene, a mid-40's interracial couple celebrating their six-month wedding anniversary. David is a high school teacher and mentor to local teens who has lived his entire life in Chicago. Roxy, also a native Chicagoan, is a successful sales manager who wants to move, even though she promised to live there for a year. Early in the evening's festivities, Roxy makes two announcements: she is pregnant and she's bought them house in the suburbs. David is thrilled with the former and knows the latter could mean the end of their otherwise happy, loving marriage. Complicating matters are Rachelle Sims, one of David's teen mentees and Luther Greene, Roxy's father.

The cast of Cabrini-Greene includes the playwright as David, Kelli Brown as Roxanne, Ebony Madison as Rachelle and Billy Mitchell as Luther. The director is Rhonda Passion Hansome.

The Paul Robeson Theatre is located at 40 Green Avenue at Adelphi in Brooklyn; it is accessible by taking the C train to Lafayette or the G train to Clinton-Washington (visit

Cabrini-Greene will run on the following performance schedule: October 13th at 7:30 PM, October 6th-8th, 14th-15th, 21st-22nd at 8 PM and October 9th, 16th, 23rd at 4 PM.

Tickets are $20, but can be purchased by students for $15 with a valid ID as well as by seniors. Tickets for the October 13th performance, which includes a pre-show reception, are $25. Also, $10 tickets are available on October 6th and 7th. For more information and tickets, call 718-783-9794.

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