Zane's the Other Side of the Pillow Romantic Dramedy Presented by The Black Academy of Arts and Letters

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Zane's new play attracts stellar cast for the Dallas premiere at renowned Black Academy of Arts and Letters in Dallas, Texas. A new play by iconic writer, Zane, will debut the new play at the academy's Naomi Bruton Main Stage in the heart of downtown Dallas.

Based on the author's new book, "The Other Side of the Pillow," this Romantic Dramedy is slated for a one week run with eight (8) performances, Tuesday through Sunday, October 21- 26, 2014. Show times are 8pm Tuesday through Saturday and 7:30pm on Sunday. There are two matinee performances Saturday and Sunday at 3:00pm. Curtis King, who recently directed and produced the last major live public theatre performance of the late actress/writer Ruby Dee...prior to her death... at the historic Apollo Theatre, will direct.

"The Other Side of the Pillow" examines, explores and exposes what it means to truly fall in love," explains Zane. "It proves that true love stories do not have a happy ending. True love stories never end at all."

Billed as a part of TBAAL's 38th season Dress Performance Theatre Series, this theatrical endeavor with the assembled stellar cast of actors and singers, signals that Zane is in a creative league of her own.

Some of the established and seasoned actors slated to perform in the ensemble cast include:

FREDA PAYNE, Grammy nominated singer and actress, is best known for her million selling 1970s hit single, “Band of Gold.” She will portray the role of Lilibeth.

CHRISTIAN KEYES, American actor and producer, is best known for his roles in the movies “Note to Self,” “Perfect Combination” and “Diary of a Mad Black Woman.” He will portray the role of Tevin.

JENNIFER WILLIAMS, actor and star from the popular VH1 television reality docu-series, “Basketball Wives”, will portray the role of Courtney.

FRENCHIE DAVIS, Broadway, soul and pop singer, became an American favorite semi-finalist on the television show, "The Voice" and she was a major contender on the second season of television's "American Idol". She will portray the role of Wimsome.

PATRICE FISHER, actor best known for her work in the Cinemax Series, Zane’s "Sex Chronicles” and her recurring role in the TV Series, “Charmed.” She will portray the role of Jemistry Daniels.

DeMILLE COLE-HEARD, trained actor and singer, is best known for his work in Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne.” He will portray the role of Floyd.

TIANA MAHALAH, trained actress featured in numerous regional theatre productions, was a contestant on Fox Television’s “American Idol.” She will portray the role of Courtney.

JOHN DRAGONKING, Dragonking will portray the role of Anthony.

"I believe this show is going to be a solid theatrical blockbuster," said Barbara Steele, TBAAL Board Chair. "I think Dallas is the perfect city and TBAAL is a great first class venue to premiere this work by an artist of this calibre." All of Zane's fans who wish to be a part of "The Other Side of the Pillow" theatrical history in Dallas, a special hotel package can be secured by calling the Hilton Anatole Hotel at 1-800-955-4281 and using booking code “Zane Pillow.”

Group Sales are also Available by emailing zanepillow1(at)tbaal(dot)org for 10 or more.

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For tickets, call TBAAL Box Office at 214.743.2400 or contact Ticketmaster at 800.720.6865 or TBAAL's Box Office hours are 10am to 5pm Monday-Friday and 12-Noon to 4pm Saturdays. Box Office is closed every Tuesday from 11 am to 1pm for staff meeting. The Box Office is open one hour prior to the performance.

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The Black Academy of Arts and Letters is housed in the downtown Dallas Convention Center Theater Complex, 1309 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75201. The institution mailing address is 650 South Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas 75202.                

The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc. 2014-2015 38th Season programs are supported in part by the City of Dallas-Office of Cultural Affairs, Centerplate, The Dallas Weekly, Downtown Business News, Evans Engraving, CBS 11/TXA 21, Radio One-Dallas, Vinson Creative Solutions, Key Professional Services, Bowdon Family Foundation and an Anonymous Fund Donor of The Dallas Foundation.

Celebrating 38 seasons, The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Inc (TBAAL) is a Dallas, TX based not-for-profit multi-disciplined arts organization. TBAAL’s mission is: To create and enhance an awareness and understanding of artistic, cultural, and aesthetic differences utilizing the framework of African-American Arts and Letters and to promote, foster, cultivate, perpetuate and preserve the Arts and Letters of the African, Caribbean and African-American experience in the Fine, Literary and Performing Arts.

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