THE M ENSEMBLE 2016-2017 SEASON!!
KINGS OF HARLEM
by Layon Gray
January 5-29, 2017
This play is based on the 1939 Harlem Rens basketball team, where eight men overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 games while barnstorming throughout segregated parts of the country, inspiring a race and compiling the most impressive winning streak in basketball history.
BROTHERS OF THE DUST
by Daren M. Canady
March 9-26, 2017
Darren Canady's "Brothers of the Dust," unfolds in 1950s rural Arkansas, not long after the "Little Rock Nine" faced down Gov. Orval Faubus and the Arkansas National Guard and desegregated Little Rock Central High School. But the burgeoning civil rights movement is mainly background for this formulaic but beautifully performed story of a family fighting over their divergent views of the future.