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Phylicia Rashad & Kenny Leon To Headline 'Same Time Next Year' For True Colors In Atlanta

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act June 25, 2013 at 12:31PM

Phylicia Rashad & Kenny Leon To Headline 'Same Time Next Year' For True Colors In Atlanta
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Phylicia Rashad

I didn't know that director Kenny Leon is also an actor.

Leon will be starring opposite Phylicia Rashad in Bernard Slade's play Same Time Next Year, for Atlanta's True Colors Theatre Company (which Leon is the artistic director of), next summer.

Written by Bernard Slade and to be directed by Chris Coleman, the play is described as follows:

The fresh, touching, and hilariously funny story of lovers Doris and George, married – to other people – who meet by chance while on separate business trips in 1951. The pair vow to rendezvous each year in the same place, and end up finding a connection that transcends the initial spark of passion to span a quarter of a century's worth of love, loss, joy, conflict, but ultimately a common ground that sustains their unique friendship. Same Time, Next Year is a delicious tryst about the complexities of human relationships and the phenomenon of love.

The rest of the upcoming 2013-14 at True Colors includes Spunk, written by George C. Wolfe, adapted for the stage from three short stories by Zora Neale Hurston, directed by Hilda Willis.

The first of Spunk's stories, 'Sweat,' tells of a young washer woman who is abused and betrayed by her estranged husband, and her ultimate triumph over him. The second story, 'Story in Harlem Slang,' is told in 1940's Harlemese. It is the tale of two street lotharios trying to out-hustle each other. The third and final tale, 'The Gilded Six Bits,' is a bittersweet story of an adoring husband's betrayal by his loving but innocent wife.

And also David Mamet's Race, directed by John Dillon:

Two high-profile lawyers—one black, one white—are called to defend a wealthy white client charged with the rape of an African American woman, when a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. They quickly find themselves embroiled in a complex case where blatant prejudice is as disturbing as the evidence at hand.

Kerry Washington made her Broadway debut in Race 2 years ago, alongside David Alan Grier.

For tickets, call (404) 532-1901 or visit TrueColorsTheatre.

This article is related to: Phylicia Rashad, Kenny Leon, Theater


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