ZELMA

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots” Marcus Garvey

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ZELMA

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing Zelma, the last in a series of play’s written by Percy W. Thomas. The play was capably performed at the Resurrection Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, by the Heralds of Hope Theater Company. The performance space was in the Church’s Fellowship Hall, however, once pass the black velour curtain hanging at the entrance, the space is immediately transformed into an intimate seventy-seven seat theater.

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Countdown to the Happy Day

Countdown To The Happy Day is a two-character drama that depicts, in gritty street language and with occasional grim humor, the unlikely involvement of Gertie, thirties/ forties and a self-inflicted street person, and Cervin, a hulking fifteen-year old, both of whom are African American.

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The Great Pretender

Hiding behind a mask is a life draining experience as revealed by playwright Ivy Hawkins in the Heralds of Hope Theater’s production of The Great Pretender. The play is a serious but light hearted presentation of lies, kept secrets, and infidelity. Alice Thomas producer and Percy Thomas work closely to bring this original play to the stage.

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Great Day In A Morning

Recently, I had the pleasure of seeing Percy Thomas’s new play, Great Day In A Morning, performed beautifully by the Heralds of Hope Theatre, at the Randolph Road Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Theater was transformed into a 1800s slave quarters environment.

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