Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Rebel Voices Official Opening Saturday

Danny Glover Joins Cast of Culture Project 'Rebel Voices'


Culture Project has announced further casting for their production of Rebel Voices, a stage adaptation by Rob Urbinati and Howard Zinn of Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove's acclaimed book "Voices of a People's History of the United States" (Seven Stories Press).

Among the eclectic list of confirmed guests for Rebel Voices (who will join the permanent cast on a rotating basis) are actors Danny Glover, Larry Pine and Harris Yulin and musicians Patti Smith, Steve Earle and the Black Crowes' Rich Robinson. They join previously announced participants Staceyann Chin, Lili Taylor, Wallace Shawn and Ally Sheedy.

The permanent cast of Rebel Voices includes Opal Alladin, Tim Cain, Morgan Hallett, Lenelle Moise, Allison Moorer and Thom Rivera. Performances began at Culture Project (55 Mercer Street, Soho) on November 10, with an official opening night set for this Sunday, November 18 with special guest Howard Zinn.

"Rebel Voices is an important testimony to the strength of the individual voice, as told through first-hand accounts from people who have shaped the course of U.S. history, often struggling against seemingly insurmountable odds. The Rebel Voices include Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X as well as lesser-known figures like Maria Stewart, a pioneer Black abolitionist from the early 1800s, Stella Nowicki, a union organizer in the 1930s and contemporary voices such as Iraq war resister Camilo Mejía and Patricia Thompson, a survivor of Hurricane Katrina," explain press notes.

Performances for Rebel Voices are Saturday at 9:00 p.m., Sunday at 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40 and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting www.cultureproject.org.

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