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Scenes From Sweet Lorraine The Play, A benefit in support of Stand Up To Cancer and the Equity in the Arts and Culture Committee of the Brooklyn NAACPScenes From Sweet Lorraine The Play will be live-streamed on Playbill’s Youtube Page on November 19, 2020, at 7pm EST. This event is free to the public. Your donations will support these two important organizations. Please make your Open Donation in support of the live-stream by clicking the Tickets button and selecting Open Donations. Following the live-stream, there will be an exclusive Talkback at 8pm EST with the cast, directors and creative team. Please purchase your exclusive Talkback ticket by clicking the Tickets button and selecting Talkback Ticket. Presented by Executive Producer, Tony and Grammy Award Nominee Valisia LeKae, Scenes From Sweet Lorraine The Play is a benefit in support of Stand Up To Cancer and the Equity in the Arts and Culture Committee of the Brooklyn NAACP, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and Adam Mace, conceived by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj."Sweet Lorraine is a dramatic interpretation of the final conversation had between best friends, Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin in Lorraine’s New York City Hospital Room in January 1965. The play is set one week prior to Lorraine’s passing from pancreatic cancer and explores the complex, dynamic and often heated relationship between these two prolific, creative giants and American Artists and Activists.” Scenes From Sweet Lorraine The Play will star Tony and Grammy Nominated actress, Valisia LeKae (Diana Ross in Motown the Musical) and Tony Nominated actor, Daniel J. Watts (Ike Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical).Playwright and writer Lorraine Hansberry was the first African American woman to have a play on Broadway with A Raisin in the Sun. She won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. She passed away from pancreatic cancer at the young age of 34. James Baldwin, an American novelist, essayist and Lorraine’s best friend, passed away from stomach cancer at the age of 63. This benefit will not only shed some light on the loving and fiery friendship between Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin, but it will also bring some much needed attention to the disparities in care and treatment when it comes to pancreatic and stomach cancer within African American communities.November is pancreatic & stomach cancer awareness month. Scenes From Sweet Lorraine The Play will be live-streamed on Playbill's Youtube Page on World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day, November 19, 2020 at 7pm EST . Join us after the show for the exclusive, limited admission moderated Talkback with the cast, directors and creative team. Only 30 spots are available to the Talkback with the purchase of a $40 ticket. This event will be moderated by Adam Mace, co-writer/director of Scenes From Sweet Lorraine.Thank you for your support of this event, benefitting Stand Up To Cancer and the Equity in the Arts and Culture Committee of the Brooklyn NAACP.The production team includes associate producers Abdul Tubman and Dana Iannuzzi , Director of Photography and sound editor Paul Wilt and producing assistant Kevin Ferguson. To find out more about Sweet Lorraine visit www.SweetLorraineThePlay.com

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  • November 19, 2020 8:00 PM - November 23, 2020 4:30 AM Ended
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This ticket is a donation only in support of Stand Up To Cancer and the Equity in the Arts and Culture Committee of the Brooklyn NAACP and admission to the talkback is not included in this donation.

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