Theater for the New City presents an evening of one-act plays by both masters (Langston Hughes, Luigi Pirandello) and emerging playwrights, all linked to Black History Month.
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'Soul Gone Home' by Langston Hughes is an often comic, at times touching one-act about a son coming back from the dead to talk with his mother.
Michele Cannon's 'Harlem Slang' is based on Zora Neale Hurston’s 'Glossary of Harlem Slang' and centers on two zoot-suited young men chatting up a girl they meet on the street.
In Luigi Pirandello’s 'The Man with the Flower in his Mouth,' two strangers meet at an all-night café after one misses a train.
In Grace Cavalieri's 'Calico and Lennie,' an African-American orphan runs away and hides in a quilt maker’s house while the authorities search for her.