Ego Actus Theatre Company presents a new drama about an African-American newsstand owner and a Jewish communist who must overcome anti-Semitism in order to confront corporate greed.
From the show:
In a provocative and poignant drama about hope trumping polarization, 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 Carol. 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.