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A Conversation with the playwright, Michael A. Jones, author of “Angela’s Justice”, August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014

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“Angela’s Justice” is set in a fictitious place in 1970. It is an adaption of Sophocles’ “Antigone” and an homage to Angela Davis, wherein Angela is determined, by any means necessary, to get her brother properly buried. The piece takes a play that was written over 2000 years ago and transforms it into a modern-day cultural piece by melding the spirit of Antigone and Angela.

Two more performances of “Angela’s Justice” are scheduled: Saturday, 8/23 @ 5:00 PM, and Sunday, 8/24 @ 8:00 PM

Dream Up Festival tickets are $12-$20. Tickets are now on sale by calling smarttix (212) 868-4444 or at the Dream Up Festival website.

All performances will take place at Theater for the New City at 155 First Avenue (corner of E. 10th Street, East Village) New York, NY 10003.

Michael A. Jones is an actor/writer/teacher.actor-writer-producer-michael-a-jones
He has performed in plays such as August Wilson’s Women, 365 Plays/365 Days, Two Gentleman of Verona, Black Girl, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. His films include, “No Tips; No Love,” “A House with Many Windows,” and “An Unremarkable Life” (with Charles Dutton).

His writing credits include the plays, “It Takes a Village to Raise…Hell,” “Soiled Wings,” “Blood,” “Family Matters: A Play about Prostate Cancer,” “One Love,” and “Josh: The Black Babe Ruth,” which was produced at Woodie King, Junior’s New Federal Theatre. He has written the screenplays, “Making Copies in Harlem,” “Where’s the Beef?” and “Love and Bondage: Sex and Genocide.” He was commissioned to write, “The Skin I’m In” a play that is touring the New York Public Schools. He is a founding member of the Uptown Playwrights’ Workshop.

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