New African Grove Theatre Company Presents "Sins of the Father" at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

The critically-acclaimed New African Grove Theatre Company will present its production of Sins of the Father starring actor Taurean Blacque at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival on October 4, 2013. The play, which was written by Emmy nominated playwright Synthia Williams, stars Tony Award Winning actor Taurean Blacque.

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Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 03, 2013

New African Grove Theatre Company will present "Sins of the Father" by Synthia Williams at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival in Atlanta, Georgia on October 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm at the Porter Sandford III Performing Arts & Community Center. Although back from a successful run at the National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina in July, "Sins of the Father" had its premiere in Atlanta in January.

"Sins of the Father" is the story of Caleb “Tigereye” Hamilton, a well known blues singer, who returns home to Atlanta after nine years to spend time with his son and father. His homecoming is marred by secrets of the past and now those of the present. If they want to salvage their relationships, this grandfather, son and grandson must lay bare their secrets in order to hear, understand, and forgive each other before it's too late.

"Sins of the Father" stars Taurean Blacque (renown for his role as Detective Neal Washington on the hit drama series "Hill Street Blues") as George August Hamilton; Nykki LaMarr ("Joe Turner's Come and Gone") as Caleb “Tigereye” Hamilton; Paris Crayton III ("Brothers of Affliction") as Joshua James Hamilton; and Keith Franklin ("Joe Turner's Come and Gone") as T-Bone, the family friend. Keith Franklin, the Artistic Director of New African Grove, is the director of Sins of the Father.

"Sins of the Father" represents the second world premiere by playwright Synthia Williams with New African Grove Theatre Company. In 2011, her play "Sisters" made its debut in Atlanta to overwhelmingly positive reviews. Synthia holds a MFA in writing from Spalding University and has worked with theaters in the Atlanta metro area. She is the Associate Artistic Director of New African Grove Theatre Company and teaches 5th grade in Decatur, Georgia.

Tickets for "Sins of the Father" are $20 and may be purchased at http://www.atlantablacktheatrefestival.org. New African Grove Theatre company will present four other shows this season. They are "The Old Settler" (November 8th - November 10th), "Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking" (January 17th - January 19th), "Me & My Boy" (May 23rd to May 25th) and "Fences" (August 8th - August 10th). For more information, visit New African Grove Theatre Company.


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