Wendell Narcisse Performing Arts Black Box Theater

Theater Location

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center 6161 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, Florida 33142

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The Mighty Gents

Performing at Wendell Narcisse Performing Arts Black Box Theater (Oct 11 - Oct 29)

Runtime: 2 Hours


The Mighty Gents is an arresting, moving play that tells the story of former members of a black youth gang "that had ruled the Central Ward of Newark, NJ having conquered their rivals the Zombies, who are now in their 30's and left only with the recollections of their past successes." It opened on Broadway in 1978 with cast members Morgan Freeman, Howard Rollins, Jr., Dorian Harewood and Starletta Dupois, now well-known award winning/nominated actors.

The playwright, Richard Wesley, is also a screenwriter for the television and cinema currently serving as an associate professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. His popular works include the screenplays for Uptown Saturday Night and Let's Do It Again.

The South Florida production of The Mighty Gents is directed by John Pryor and features: Rita Joe, Keith R. Oliver, Chase Gutzmore, Isaac Beverly, Roderick Randle, Chat Atkins, Pedro Louis and Ray Lockhart.


"A facinating play ... It knows no color - it is just about people who have seen the dawn go down like a sunset." - The New York Post

" ... a playwright of sensitivity and with insights into humankind that transcend color." - The New York Daily News

" ... a vivid and sobering drama, passionately written and eloquently acted." - Variety

"This harrowing and unforgettable drama marks the Broad way debut of one of America's finest young playwrights." - Cue Magazine

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Wendell Narcisse Performing Arts Black Box Theater

Wendell Narcisse Performing Arts Black Box Theater is named after the late Wendell A. Narcisse who produced theater in the 1970's through his Theater of Afro Arts company. The theater is a convertible black box theater space with a nmaximum seating capacity of 200. The Black Box is 180 feet in size, equiped with the essential lighting and sound intruments, including two professional dressing rooms. A projector and screen are available for use making this Black Box available for film nights, symposiums, theatrical productions, workshops, meetings and more.

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