Chocolate Covered Ants by Restoration Stage Running Oct 18-28 at THEARC West
I am honored to be one of the producers for Chocolate Covered Ants by Restoration Stage. Set boldly against the backdrop of therapy, playwright Steven A. Butler takes sage stock of the current state of Black manhood in America. Suli Myrie is unforgettable as “Dr Adrienne Taylor,” the horribly flawed psychologist whose experiment brings………….well you have to see the play….
“You won’t find a more powerful and well-acted play even on Broadway. It’s a must see.” ~Dr. Joyce Garrett
See what the critics are saying about ‘Chocolate Covered Ants'
Restoration Stage Joins D.C.’s Legacy of Black Theatrical Excellence, by D Kevin McNeir
Magic Time!: ‘Chocolate Covered Ants’ by Restoration Stage at THEARC, by John Stolenburg
Review: ‘Chocolate Covered Ants’ by Restoration Stage at THEARC, by Bob Ashby
“Chocolate Covered Ants” garnered rave reviews and a Helen Hayes Recommendation when it appeared in 2016. Miles Folley, MarQuis Fair, and Charles W. Harris, seen earlier this year in the hit “The Very Last Days Of The First Colored Circus,” are joined by Wilma Lynn Horton, Tillmon Figgs, Kandace Foreman, Zukeh Freeman, Austin Farrow and Marlon Russ.
“Chocolate Covered Ants” marches into the new THEARC West Theater on October 18th (through October 28th). THEARC is located at 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020.
Written by Steven A. Butler, Jr.
Directed by Courtney Baker-Oliver
Executive Producers: Kay Kendall and Jack Davies
Producers: Marvin Bowser, Courtney Baker-Oliver, and Dr. Will Cobbs, Jr.
Assistant Director: Desire Dubose
Associate Producers: Kimberly C. Gaines and Rikki Lacewell
Technical Director: Robert Hamilton
Set Designer: Harlan Penn
Lighting Designer: Jerry M. Dale, Jr.
Sound Design: David Lamont Wilson
“A clear and graphic story about the diminished value of Black men’s lives... The writer crafts the family story with a provocative spin.” ~DC Theatre Scene
“Equal parts hysterically funny and dramatically riveting.” ~DC Metro Theatre Arts
"The final act of this two-act play pulled me in so far that I literally sat quietly for a few minutes, deep in thought, after the play ended. It was just that impactful.” ~Capitol Media USA
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