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Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Co. presents: 'East Texas Hot Links' (VIDEO)

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Maiesha McQueen and Eugene H. Russell IV in "East Texas Hot Links"

Veteran stage, film and TV actor Eugene Lee is teaming up with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company to present his new theatrical production East Texas Hot Links. It debuts this weekend and runs through August 11. 

It’s 1955 in the piney woods of East Texas, and Charlesetta’s Top O’ the Hill Cafe is one of the only public places where black locals can gather for comfort, solace, and companionship. In a community dominated by the Ku Klux Klan, young black men have begun disappearing and turning up dead. On one hot summer night, the patrons of the Top O’ the Hill must join forces to protect one of their own. When danger comes knocking, the unthinkable happens, with dire consequences for all involved. Both a riveting mystery and a compelling character study reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, East Texas Hot Links is coming to the stage at Atlanta’s Southwest Arts Center.

It stars Maiesha McQueen, Eugene H. Russell IV, Cedric Pendleton, Travis Turner, Anthony Goolsby, Markelle Gay and Wigasi Brant. 

Watch a sneak peek below: 

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