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Kent State’s African Community Theatre Presents Fall 2012 Production of “Broke-ology”

Posted Nov. 1, 2012

Kent State University’s African Community Theatre will present its fall 2012 production of “Broke-ology” by Nathan Louis Jackson and directed by Fran Dorsey, Ph.D., associate professor with Kent State’s Department of Pan-African Studies. The theatre is located in Ritchie Hall, 225 Terrace Drive, on the university’s campus in Kent, Ohio.

Photo of the cast of Broke-ologyThe play runs from Thursday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 11, and Thursday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 18. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m., and the Sunday matinee begins at 3 p.m.

“Broke-ology” is a story about a father, his wife and sons as they struggle with the father’s aging. “Broke-ology” displays transformation into life and death within a family at a crossroads. 

According to The New Yorker magazine, “Jackson’s characters love, laugh, dance and argue in a way that honors their bittersweet survival”–a struggle between health and selfish desires, family and education, life and death. “Broke-ology” will make you laugh, think and cry about the pains of growing old and not knowing what to do.

The play features the talents of Devin Bates from Copley, Ohio, Lewis Finney from Cleveland, and Kent State students Brittany Stephenson from Chicago and Bryan Miller-Foster from Washington, D.C.

Tickets are $7 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for general admission. For more information and reservations, please call 330-672-2300 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or 330-672-0151 after 5 p.m.

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Photo Caption:
The cast of "Broke-ology" pose for a picture. "Broke-ology" will be presented at Kent State University's African Community Theatre on Nov. 8-11 and Nov. 15-18.

Media Contacts:
Fran Dorsey, fdorsey@kent.edu, 330-672-0151
Emily Vincent, evincen2@kent.edu, 330-672-8595