Journalists Mike Sargent and Jack Rico To Discuss Prejudice In Pop Culture America Following A BLACK & WHITE COOKIE
Award-winning journalists Jack Rico (NBC News/Telemundo) and Mike Sargent (PBS NewsHour, WBAI Radio) will discuss prejudice and pop culture in America following the Sunday, March 29th, 3PM performance of the provocative new play A BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE, which tackles overcoming hate, finding faith and fighting back. The talk-back will be held at the award-winning Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, where the play will run March 26-April 12.
Rico and Sargent are co-hosts of Brown and Black, a new podcast exploring the convergence of race and pop culture, hosted by two diverse voices, one Latinx and one Black, to reframe how pop culture news and opinion is presented in America today. This monthly podcast will include interviews with filmmakers, artists and journalists, along with reviews of the latest indie and Hollywood films from a brown and black perspective.
In Gary Morgenstein's A BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE, an exorbitant rent increase forces Harold Wilson, a gruff, conservative African American in his late 60s, to close his East Village newsstand after 30 years and reluctantly retire to Florida with his niece. Enter Albie Sands, an eccentric 1960s Jewish radical, who persuades Harold to fight the landlord. Overcoming anti-Semitism, Harold and Albie form an unlikely yet powerful friendship to confront corporate greed and their own mortality.
"For our first talk back, we're honored to have accomplished journalists such as Jack Rico and Mike Sargent , who've been courageous and outspoken advocates for building bridges of understanding among all people, the very themes of A Black and White Cookie," said Mr. Morgenstein.
Already hailed by Rockwell Reports as "very much in the vein of the 1980s Broadway hit 'I'm Not Rappaport,'" A BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE is directed by the award-winning Joan Kane and produced by Ego Actus (Bruce A! Kraemer, producer).