Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Need a Break From Wedding Planning, Go See Any1Man

Happy Tuesday Budget Brides!!!

Many times wedding planning can be an overwhelming feeling. Where does outcast cousin Ted sit, BM Maya doesn’t like the BM dresses, the caterer cannot find the chocolate fountain and last but not least your mom is trying to turn YOUR wedding into her big day. Well take a break from all the big day stress and check out an amazing one man show called ANY1MAN.

I had the pleasure to go to a press only viewing last Thursday, where actor George A. Peters II took us on a journey through the lives of various characters of black men and boys. The essence of the play is to give a voice to some of the issues and obstacles that plague black men and if you really pay attention all men. I must that this play is a MUST SEE. It made me laugh, cry and really think about the world that I decided to bring my little one into. Please go out and support this young man with a  great message about the trials of young black men, make sure you bring someone with you and tell everyone you know about this amazing play.

(Actor George A. Peters II)


Poets Den Gallery & Theater
East Harlem
309 E 108th Street
(between1st and 2nd avenues)
New York, NY
(212) 427-1445
Running: May 17th through May 20th


New York Revival of Any1Man starring George A. PetersII to play in Harlem May 17th-20th
(New York, NY; April25, 2012) – From May17th – 20th, the Poets Den Gallery andTheater in Harlem welcomes Any1Man, a one-man show that explores the challengesfaced by every man through its portrayal of seven male characters. Written and performed by poet and actor George A. Peters II, the show,both politically sensitive and emotionally charged, examines tough issuesplaguing every man while highlighting those of African-Americanmen. “Black men face a unique set of challenges in America today.Any1Man engages difficult issues head-on,” said then Senator Barack Obamain 2006.
Any1Man is the story ofchoice and how choices made, or lack thereof; affect the outcome of the livesof each character.  The characters take on a range of personas –from biblical Adam, who was given dominion over Utopia, a lonely paradisefor any man; Willie, an angry young man abandoned by his father and damnedby his mother, who rages anger at women while desperately seeking theirattention; to Wesley, a gay artist rejected by his parents who uses hisart as an escape from the frustration he feels towards the stereotypicalconstraints of manhood.
“The images of Blackmen continue to be defined by ugly statistics with our stories being told bypolarizing news outlets that seek to paint us with the very same brush. Inactuality it is the uniqueness of our individual struggles that make usbeautiful and paints the true picture of Black manhood,” says Peters.
Now in its ninth run,Any1Man has been performed in Atlanta, Philadelphia, DC, Dallas, LosAngeles and returns to New York ready to enlighten audiences about thefears, dreams, and adversity faced by every man. Tickets for the show areavailable at the Poet’s Den Gallery and Theater box office at (212) 427-1445 or online Buy Tickets Here.
About Any1Man:
Any1man is produced by VeerGordon and written by George A. Peters II with B. Fontenont Johnson. Any1Man isa one-man show performed by George A. Peters II, portraying choices every manis forced to deal with in life. Since 2004, the show has been performed inAtlanta, Philadelphia, DC, Dallas, Los Angeles and three previous runs in NewYork.  The 2012 revival opens Thursday,May 17th – 20th for five performances: May 17th, 18th and 19th at 7:30pm, a matinee showing on Saturday, May 19th at 3pm, and an evening show on Sunday, May 20th at 6pm. For more informationvisit Any1Man.com.
About Poet’s DenGallery and Theater:
Located in East Harlemat 309 E 108th Street(between1st and 2nd avenues), the Poet's Den Gallery and Theater is a livingtheatrical space dedicated to the creation and presentation of performance artof every variety. The Poet’s Den Gallery and Theater hosts art and photoexhibitions, film screenings, concerts, dance performances and dramaticproductions—both original works and classics by the likes of Shakespeareand Oscar Wilde.
— “Petersdisplays intuition and insight, zeroing in on the fear and anger thatfrequently motivates human behavior.”(Deborah Klugman, LAWeekly)
— “Petersis an energetic, versatile, creative, and intelligent theatrical presence.There is clearly a strong intellect at work behind each of these characters anda powerful central theme that unifies the onstage action.” (HoytHilsman, Backstage)

1 comment:

Rashidah said...

I LOVED this show.

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