University of Pittsburgh
August 20, 2007

Pitt's Kuntu Repertory Theatre Announces an Exciting Season of New Plays and Old Favorites

Auditions for all plays to be held Sept. 9
Contact: 

Sharon Blake

412-624-4364

Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH-Kuntu Repertory Theatre, based at the University of Pittsburgh, celebrates 33 years of Black theater with an exciting new season that begins Oct. 18.

The 2007-08 season includes:

"Good Black Don't Crack"

By Rob Penny

Oct. 19-Nov. 3, 2007

A revival of this popular classic tells the story of a single mother juggling family, work, and her own need for intimacy.

"Journey of the Spirit: A History of Gospel Music"

By Ernest McCarty

Jan. 24-Feb. 9, 2008

An original play with music, commissioned by Kuntu Repertory Theatre.

"Lavender Lizards & Lilac Landmines: Layla's Dream"

By Ntozake Shange

March 20-April 5, 2008

A fresh look at love, life, relationships, and the need to be wanted, from the acclaimed author of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf"

"Ain't Misbehavin: The Fats Waller Musical Show"

Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller

Book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr.

May 15-31, 2008

Experience Harlem in the 1930s, with the toe-tapping, foot-stomping, and soul-stirring music of Fats Waller.

Auditions for all four plays will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. People of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Actors should be prepared to deliver a short monologue; dancers should prepare a short piece that shows their versatility; and singers should prepare eight bars of two songs-one Gospel and one pop-that show their vocal range. Callbacks are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. the same day. For more information, call 412-624-7298.

More information about each Kuntu play will be forthcoming.

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