Ameriville Examines the State of the Union with Humor, Jazz, Gospel and Hip-Hop
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The last date listed for Ameriville was Sunday November 7, 2010 / 3:00pm.
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It's 1969 and change is in the air. But for Memphis, the owner of a rundown diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the civil rights movement takes a back seat to more immediate problems. His diner has been slated for demolition in the city's urban renewal plan, but he has a competing offer from a predatory businessman. Caught between idealism and brutal reality, Memphis struggles to determine the fate of the place where his customers gathered for decades to share their struggles, hopes and dreams. Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson's searing, humorous, and potent portrait of African-American life in the '60s tells a complex story of the inner lives of ordinary people at a turning point in American history. Learn More
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“[Their work] absolutely demands to be seen” —Boston Globe
Developed with and directed by Chay Yew.
Written, created, and performed by UNIVERSES: Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz, Gamal Chasten, William Ruiz (a.k.a. “Ninja”).
The UNIVERSES performance ensemble’s new show Ameriville was a hit at the renowned Humana Festival and is now winning raves across the country. It takes on what it means to be an American – with heart, humor, incandescent harmonies, and powerful performances.
An ensemble of multi-disciplined writers and performers, UNIVERSES’s work is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. Their Ameriville says, "Here’s the situation. Now what do you think?