Summer: Uptown Shakespeare in the Park

SYNOPSIS

Set in a dystopian future, the struggle for power, glory and the claim to the city shatters the bonds of brotherhood, leaving two men lifeless. The new king proclaims one brother a hero and the other the usurper, leaving his limp body lying in the street, as an example to those who dare act against the state. The citizens of the city avert their eyes due to fear, turning instead to their new leader who vows to restore order to the war torn city. But the sister of the slain young men, cannot look away, she breaks faith with everything she has ever known in order to set things right at any cost.

by Sophocles, Inspired by the Paul Roche Adaptation
Edited by Shawn René Graham and Ty Jones
Directed by Carl Cofield
Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher

PRAISE FOR ANTIGONE

THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Directed with admirable clarity by Carl Cofield
“Mr. Merchant naturalistic performance… is so funny

Time Out New York

“Ty Jones: He’s extraordinary…
“CTH is building a paradise in Marcus Garvey Park…”

Winter: A Christmas Carol in Harlem

SYNOPSIS

Set in present-day Harlem, this holiday treasure is dramatized with CTH’s signature style of infusing classic works with an uptown flair. A Christmas Carol in Harlem places Ebenezer Scrooge as a real estate mogul who has made his fortune at the expense of others. Scrooge foregoes using his wealth to affect positive change within his Harlem community and instead lives a life of miserly solitude. That is, until three unexpected visitors arrive on Christmas Eve to show him that the value of family and the impact of cooperation will lead to a healthy, thriving and prosperous community.

Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
Choreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher
Music Direction by Kahlil X. Daniel
Written by Charles Dickens
Adaptation by Shawn René Graham

PRAISE FOR CCIH

THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The shimmery, scene-stealing Spirit of Christmas Present, Jason C. Brown, glamorously costumed by Lex Liang.”

PLAYS TO SEE

“The Ghost of Christmas Past, (Brandon Gregory) a slick- talking disco king who… is a visual delight.”

UPTOWN MAGAZINE

“The choreography by Tiffany Rea-Fisher really made the story come alive.”

Christmas Carol Choir
Christmas Carol reading
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