THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
Production Graphic by Byron McCray
"This season, NBT has navigated the world through the eyes of the Black female playwright; and we complete this year-long journey with the healing power of laughter, through the nuance of identity."
~Sade Lythcott, CEO of NBT.
June 2 - 28, 2015
“The development of ‘Fried Chicken & Latkes’ has been cathartic and this fully mounted version is the culminating event,” said Rain Pryor. “With Kamilah’s vision and the talent of a top-notch creative team, the June premiere marks the first time the show is more than me, a black curtain and a couple of black boxes. Thank the ancestors for creatives!”
Writer & Performer:
The hilariously, irreverent and poignant “Fried Chicken & Latkes” is Rain Pryor's one woman theatrical, cabaret-styled show based on her life growing up Black and Jewish. Pryor plays the 11 characters most pivotal to her life and takes her audience on a musical journey through the late 60s, 70s and 80s and some little-known family history. Along the way she offers a unique perspective on race, identity and the loss of her iconic father Richard Pryor.
THE DESIGN TEAM:
Maruti Evans (scenic and lighting design)
Dede Ayite (costume design)
Eric Sluyter (sound design)
Katherine Freer (projection designer)
Ayisha Hunt (stage management)