Thank you to everyone who came out last night!! We hope to see you all in Po' Boys Kitchen tonight, but please note the following:
Eventbrite ticket sales are sold out.
We have 100 physical tickets available at the door, and they will be sold first come, first serve starting at 5pm.
Please do not contact Molly or the performers asking them to hold seats, we are no longer adding people to the Will Call list, so that it is fair to our supporters that arrive on time for Box Office sales.
-The RAW Talent staff
RAW Talent Presents...
A Play by Richmond Youth
When: 6-9pm, March 7th & 8th, 2014
Where: De Anza High School Theatre (5000 Valley View Rd, El Sobrante, 94803)
Early Bird tickets: $8 youth, $15 adults
Advanced tickets: $10 youth, $20 adults
At the door: $15 youth, $25 adults
VIP tickets: $45 (all ages)
*VIP tickets include premium seating and a signed copy of the "Po'Boys Kitchen" book
What:"Po'Boys Kitchen" is a play written and directed by 24-year old Richmond native Donte Clark in collaboration with the youth of RAW Talent.
The central character of "Po' Boys Kitchen" is the corner store kitchen itself, a familial black-owned business in the heart of Richmond. Through the daily drama of life inside Po'Boys, we hear the stories of the downtrodden characters who are so often overlooked and unheard — the homeless, the prostitutes, the drug dealers and the crack addicts. Some come for Po'Boys' signature butter-me-up-cornbread and Big Mama’s southern lemonade; some stop in to talk trash, crack jokes, or gossip about daily news; some come seeking wisdom and redemption, a clean slate where they can re-write themselves. For most people, Po’Boys is more than a convenience store, but a place that saved their lives.
The script of "Po’Boys Kitchen" will be published as a book with Red Beard Press, a youth-run publishing press in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The book will be released the night of the play. With support from the RYSE Center, the Making Waves Education Program and the Richmond Arts & Culture Commission, RAW Talent will put on a dynamic production intended to counter the mainstream narrative of violence in Richmond with a story of humor, history and hope.
*Parental advisory warning: this play contains strong language, recommended for mature audiences.