Any1Man, Starring George A. Peters, II
Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
The Poet's Den Theater
The East Coast Revival of
George A. Peters, II
May 17th - 20th
New York City
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OFF BROADWAY SHOW EXPLORES ISSUES PLAGUING MEN TODAY
New York Revival of Any1Man starring George A. Peters II to play in Harlem May 17th-20th
(New York, NY; April 25, 2012) – From May 17th – 20th, the Poets Den Gallery and Theater in Harlem welcomes Any1Man, a one-man show that explores the challenges faced by every man through its portrayal of seven male characters. Written and performed by poet and actor George A. Peters II, the show, both politically sensitive and emotionally charged, examines tough issues plaguing every man while analyzing those of African-American men. “Black men face a unique set of challenges in America today. Any1Man engages difficult issues head-on,” said then Senator Barack Obama in 2006.
Any1Man is the story of choice and how choices made, or lack thereof; affect the outcome of the lives of each character. The characters take on a range of personas – from biblical Adam, who was given dominion over Utopia, a lonely paradise for any man; Willie, an angry young man abandoned by his father and damned by his mother, who rages anger at women while desperately seeking their attention; to Wesley, a gay artist rejected by his parents who uses his art as an escape from the frustration he feels towards the stereotypical constraints of manhood.
“The images of Black men continue to be defined by ugly statistics with our stories being told by polarizing news outlets that seek to paint us with the very same brush. In actuality it is the uniqueness of our individual struggles that make us beautiful and paints the true picture of Black manhood,” says Peters.
Now in its ninth run, Any1Man has been performed in Atlanta, Philadelphia, DC, Dallas, Los Angeles and returns to New York ready to enlighten audiences about the fears, dreams, and adversity faced by every man. Tickets for the show are available at the Poet’s Den Gallery and Theater box office at (212) 427-1445 or online here.
Any1man is produced by Veer Gordon and written by George A. Peters II with B. Fontenont Johnson. Any1Man is a one-man show performed by George A. Peters II, portraying choices every man is forced to deal with in life. Since 2004, the show has been performed in Atlanta, Philadelphia, DC, Dallas, Los Angeles and three previous runs in New York. The 2012 revival opens Thursday, May 17th – 20th for five performances: May 17th, 18th and 19th at 7:30pm, a matinee showing on Saturday, May 19th at 3pm, and an evening show on Sunday, May 20th at 6pm. For more information visit Any1Man.com.
About Poet’s Den Gallery and Theater:
Located in East Harlem at 309 E 108th Street (between 1st and 2nd avenues), the Poet's Den Gallery and Theater is a living theatrical space dedicated to the creation and presentation of performance art of every variety. The Poet’s Den Gallery and Theater hosts art and photo exhibitions, film screenings, concerts, dance performances and dramatic productions—both original works and classics by the likes of Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde.
— “Peters displays intuition and insight, zeroing in on the fear and anger that frequently motivates human behavior.”(Deborah Klugman, LA Weekly)
— “Peters is an energetic, versatile, creative, and intelligent theatrical presence. There is clearly a strong intellect at work behind each of these characters and a powerful central theme that unifies the onstage action.” (Hoyt Hilsman, Backstage)