Leslie Lee Memorial Service
SIGNATURE THEATRE AND
THE NEGRO ENSEMBLE COMPANY, INC.
HONOR THE LATE
MEMORIAL SERVICE AND CELEBRATION OF WORK
MONDAY, MARCH 24
Memorial Service Celebration @ 3PM
Reading of Leslie Lee’s Legends @ 7PM
The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
at The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 W. 42nd Street between 9th & 10th Aves
The celebration begins at 3pm with a memorial service honoring playwright Leslie Lee, curated by Heather Massie, founder of The Leslie Lee Legacy Foundation. Speakers taking part at the memorial include Charles Weldon, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Douglas Turner Ward. The event will include excerpts from Mr. Lee’s writings.
NEC continues the tribute with a 7pm reading of Legends, one of Lee’s most recent plays. Direction by Charles Weldon. Cast members: Khalil Kain*, Heather Massie*, Harvey Blanks*, Chris Johnson*, Kimberlyn A. Crawford*, Ralph McCain*, and Keona Welch*. Immediately following the 7pm reading, there will be a VIP reception in tribute to Mr. Lee.
The 3pm Memorial is free and open to the public. Tickets for the 7pm reading of Legends produced by The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. ($20 general admission, $30 with post-show VIP reception) are available through Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or by clicking HERE. Further information at www.necinc.org.
Support for THE LESLIE LEE LEGACY FOUNDATION for the continued production of his works and legacy of writing can be made by tax deductible contributions through Fractured Atlas. Click HERE to make a donation.
*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
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