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Monday, April 28, 2008

The Challenge of "Found Spaces"

Interesting piece in the Times a while ago on what it took for the Classical Theatre of Harlem to actually produce a show in the legendary Audubon Ballroom, where Malcolm X was shot in 1965.

All kinds of compromises were required--but the payoff is the undeniable frisson of the place.

The play is Emancipation by Ty Jones, about the Nat Turner rebellion and it runs through May 4. More info here.

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