Public Library branches are celebrating black history month with
staged performances of two American Place Theatre productions,
"Zora" and "Manchild in the Promised Land."
"Manchild," starring Joseph Edward (left), will be
performed at the Carroll Gardens branch (Clinton Street at Union
Street) at 3 pm on Feb. 14 and at the Williamsburg branch (Division
Avenue at Marcy Avenue) at 1 pm on Feb. 28. "Manchild"
is Claude Brown’s autobiographical story of growing up in violent,
drug-infested streets of 1950s Harlem.
"Zora," based on the life of celebrated Harlem Renaissance
writer Zora Neale Hurston, will be performed by Kim Brockington
on Feb. 19 at both the Kings Bay branch (Nostrand Avenue at Avenue
W) at 4 pm and at the Central Library (Grand Army Plaza) at 6
pm, and on Feb. 21 at 3:30 pm at the Dyker branch (13th Avenue
at 82nd Street).
The performances are free. For more information, call (718) 230-2100
or visit the library’s Web site at www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org.
Updated 5:45 pm, June 22, 2016