World Premiere Of THE DOUBLE V Comes to Matrix Theatre

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The multi-award-winning team that brought you When Jazz Had the Blues returns with Playwright Carole Eglash-Kosoff's new original play. The Double V, Directed by Michael Arabian, will be at the Matrix Theatre. 

Produced by Leigh Fortier, The Double V is about activism, a dramatization of true events. How a simple letter to a newspaper initiated a series of changes that gave black Americans their first taste of equality in a society that had always denigrated them. The Double V campaign, early in the years of World War II, campaigned for both Victory in the war and Victory in the battles for racial equality in the United States.


Written by Carole Eglash-Kosoff

Directed by Michael Arabian

Scenic Design by John Iacovelli

Produced by Leigh Fortier

Lighting Design by Jared A. Sayeg

Costume Design by Dana Rebecca Woods

Music Preparation / Sound Design by Christopher Moscatiello

Projection Design by Fritz Davis

Publicity by Kuker & Lee PR



Nic Few* - Ira Lewis

Brie Eley* - Marjorie "Madge" Evans

Preston Butler III* - James "Jimmy Thompson

Terra Strong Lyons - Annie Culver

Cary Thompson - Frank Bolden, Clem Thompson

Joe Coffey* - Charlie Simpson, J. Edgar Hoover

Jamal Henderson - Joe Bibb Chris Thompson

John Apicella * - William "Biff" Trent

* Proud Member of Actor's Equity



The Double V opens at Matrix Theatre (7657 Melrose Avenue, 90046) on Friday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 24. Performances are on Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Running time: 100 minutes. The press is invited to review any performance. Ticket prices are $40 (VIP Reserved $50, Students $20 (groups of 8 or more email

Purchase tickets online at:

Phone Reservation line is: 323.960.7776



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