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WBTT’s One-Act Plays

May 4 : 7:30 pm - May 29 : 2:00 pm

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WBTT’s One-Act Plays

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will close its 2021-2022 season with two world-premiere one-act plays, under the auspices of its New Playwrights Series. These plays, “From Birmingham To Broadway” and “Float Like A Butterfly,” will be presented together May 4-29. “From Birmingham to Broadway” was written by and stars popular WBTT artist Tarra Conner jones. A tour-de-force tribute to Broadway singer and TV actress Nell Carter, the play portrays Carter’s determination to excel in entertainment despite her non-traditional appearance. Through a powerful combination of music, comedy and drama, Conner jones embodies the never-give-up spirit of this shining star of stage and screen. Director is WBTT Founder/Artistic Director Nate Jacobs. “Float Like a Butterfly” was written by Jacobs and his brother, Michael Jacobs, and will feature musical compositions by Derric Gobourne Jr. and Henry Washington. Darius Autry becomes the greatest-of-all-time heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali in this homage to a man who took a stand against the Vietnam war and injustice in America. Ali continues to inspire activist athletes to speak up for their beliefs. He was much more than a boxer: he was and remains an icon who showed the world he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” – far beyond the boxing ring. Director is Nate Jacobs. These plays will be presented together from May 4-29, 2022. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday matinees. Performances take place in The Donelly Theatre at WBTT (1012 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota). Tickets are $47/adults, $20/students and active military (prices include all applicable fees). Call the Box Office at 941-366-1505 or visit westcoastblacktheatre.org.

PHOTO ID: Tarra Conner jones wrote and stars in her ode to Nell Carter, ‘From Birmingham to Broadway’
Photo by Sorcha Augustine


May 4 : 7:30 pm
May 29 : 2:00 pm
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Sarasota, 34236 United States
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