Event Leonora
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DescriptionThe reading is presented by New York Classical Theatre in association with Voza Rivers / New Heritage Theatre Group and David Heron’s Sure Thing Productions, as part of New York Classical’s ‘Diversifying the Classics’ series. Leonora is inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” and is based on a concept by Antonio Miniño, who also directs the reading. Four months after Hurricane Charlie destroys Jamaica in the grim summer of 1951, Leonora is heedlessly celebrating Christmas with her family. As a black Jamaican woman polished from a young age to marry into a white family, she's used to living a sheltered life. Over the course of three balmy winter days, the shingles of Leonora's life will be rattled one by one; starting with the arrival of her childhood friend Kalisa, and ending in a tempest of self discovery she cannot ignore.
VenueWilliams Institutional Cme Church, 2239 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, Ny 10027, New York, United States Of America
First Date3rd June 2019
Last Date3rd June 2019
Primary GenreTheatre
Secondary Genre
    • Derivative work
    • Reading
528515deGannes, NehassaiuNehassaiu deGannes379ActorLeonora Hartell
528520Fraizer, BradBrad Fraizer379ActorTristan Hartell, Leonora’s husband
528516Heron, DavidDavid Heron379ActorDr. Mike Newell, close friend to the Hartells
528517Philips, OneikaOneika Philips379ActorKalisa Williams, childhood friend to Leonora
528519Spence, AyaAya Spence379ActorEmma Hartell, Leonora’s daughter
528518Tharps, LisaLisa Tharps379ActorVinisha, caregiver to the Hartell children
528521Walker, James DukeJames Duke Walker379ActorShamar Campbell, Tristan’s employee (a character based on Krogstad)
426902Ibsen, HenrikHenrik Ibsen386Playwright
528514Stallings, DavidDavid Stallings386Playwright
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Production NationalityUnited States of America
Performance languageEnglish
Event Identifier102030
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