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Photo Flash: First Look at Art McFarland in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS)

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Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will continue its 46th season dedicated to Amira Baraka with the world premiere of his final play, The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois). Performances will begin tomorrow, May 28th, with opening night set for June 11th at the Castillo Theater (543 West 42nd Street). This limited Off-Broadway engagement, directed by Woodie King Jr., will continue through June 28th only. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Starring Art McFarland as W. E. B. Du Bois and Petronia Paley as his wife, The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois) will also feature Arthur Bartow, Michael Basile, Marie Guinier, Ralph McCain, Zuhariah McGil, Nick Plakias, Stu Richel, Joyce Sylvester, and Landon G. Woodson, along with Lamar K. Cheston, Keldrick Crowder, Sidiki Fofana, Michael Green, Te'la Curtis Lee, Robert Siverls, and Akil N. Williams. The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois) will have scenic design by Chris Cumberbatch, costume design by Gail Cooper-Hecht, lighting design by Antionette Tynes, sound design by Mark Brukner, and projection design by Bill Toles.

The Most Dangerous Man In America (W. E. B. Du Bois), Baraka's final play, is a dramatic reflection of one of the most traumatic events in the terrible period of McCarthyism. W.E.B. DuBois, co-founder of the NAACP and a scholar and political activist known and recognized throughout the world was indicted in 1951, by the US Federal Government at the age of 82 as "an agent of a foreign power." Throughout the play, the focus moves back and forth between the Harlem community and their opinions, and the witnesses' testimony and the courtroom battles, giving more balanced view of the interior narrative. Video stock footage of significant historical events and speeches will be part of the production design.

Performances will be Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets will be $25 and can be ordered through www.castillo.org or by phone at 212/941-5800. For more information, visit www.newfederaltheatre.com or call NFT at 212-353-1176.

Photo Credit: Gerry Goodstein

Photo Flash: First Look at Art McFarland in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS)
Art McFarland as W. E. B. DuBois

Photo Flash: First Look at Art McFarland in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS)
Art McFarland as W. E. B. DuBois

Photo Flash: First Look at Art McFarland in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS)
Michael Basile, Art McFarland

Photo Flash: First Look at Art McFarland in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS)
Petronia Paley, Art McFarland, Michael Basile,, Marie Guinier

Photo Flash: First Look at Art McFarland in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS)
Marie Guinier, Patronia Paley, Art McFarland

Photo Flash: First Look at Art McFarland in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS)
Petronia Paley, Art McFarland, Landon G. Woodson

Photo Flash: First Look at Art McFarland in Amiri Baraka's THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA (W. E. B. DU BOIS)
Art McFarland, Sidiki Fofana


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