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Hunger in Paradise

New African Grove Theatre Company

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Atlanta, GA

Hunger in Paradise

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General Admission 1 hour before event starts $15.00 $1.82
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Set against the backdrop of the 1921 Tulsa riots, Hunger In Paradise introduces the audience to the citizens of Greenwood , a thriving area of black-owned businesses and prosperity. When proprietor Damie 's adopted son "D" becomes involved with a white woman, racial tensions explode into violence and destruction, irreversibly altering the relationships among the Greenwood and Tulsa neighbors.


A typical review of the play reads:Mary McCallum has dramatized one of America’s most shameful episodes of racial strife into one of the finest historical plays I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing. She has masterfully interwoven historical events and personalities into a fascinating fictional tapestry…. “Hunger in Paradise” is a truly magnificent blend of history and creative composition.” Bill Dorian, Reviewer, Nashville Pride
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Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Rd SW
Atlanta, GA 30331


New African Grove Theatre Company

New African Grove Theatre Company is a community theater founded to encourage African-American participation and involvement in all aspects of theatrical production. Its mission is to provide a nuturing work environment for artist, encourage diverse culture, and increase public awareness of African-American theatre contributions. It carries on the spirit of the first African-American theater company in the United States, the original African Grove company, established by free blacks in 1821 in New York City.

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