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Alliance Theatre presents "The New Black Fest's HANDS UP" October 8-31


The Alliance Theatre presents "The New Black Fest’s HANDS UP" beginning October 8 through the 31st at the Coca-Cola Hertz Stage.

The show depicts the realities of Black America from the perspective of varying genders, sexual orientations, skin tones, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The play was originally commissioned in 2015 by the New Black Fest in response to a police officer fatally shooting an unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO. The themes and stories it tell still ring true today. HANDS UP is produced in association with Spelman College.

The monologues featured include: Superiority Fantasy by Nathan Jones; Holes in My Identity by Nathan Yungerberg; They Shootin! Or I Ain’t Neva Scared…by Idris Goodwin; Dead of Night…The Execution of…by Nambi E. Kelly; Abortion by Nsangou Njikam; Walking Next to Michael Brown by Eric Holmes; and How I Feel by Dennis Allen II

The show is directed by Keith Arthur Bolden and Alexis Woodard.