Producing Artistic Director Calvin Manson

POETiCAL Not to be Played on the Radio

August 9 – August 25


Ira Aldridge Repertory Players in collaboration with San Diego Continuing Education, Educational Cultural Complex proudly presents the World Premiere of Calvin Manson's in POETiCAL Not to be Played on the Radio.

San Diego, CA – “If a homeless man jump of a bridge and if there were people around would their make a sound.” POETiCAL Not to be Played on the Radio World Premiere provide a raw, truthful insight into the lives of people who are too often ignored. POETiCAL Not to be Played on the Radio is a fluid evening-length choreopoem written in the form of a narrative verse play. Through poetry, movement and music POETiCAL addresses social issues and gives a poetic voice to those who know the tragic consequences of homelessness, hate crime, being bulling, racial profiling and domestic violence. Not to be Played on the Radio poetically raises critical questions surrounding popular culture, and our numbness to it. POETiCAL Not to be Played on the Radio evolves the realm of spoken word and realizes the form’s theatrical potential as the actors cogently presents the complex contradictions involved in race, using the stage as an open page, and deftly writing the body as text.

During the run of POETiCAL Not to be Played on the Radio Ira Aldridge Repertory Players will host ‘Talk Back Fridays & Saturdays,’ allowing our theater patrons to have open conversation. These performances start at 8:00 pm and conclude with an informal Question & Answer session with cast, staff and community leaders. IARP goal is to provoke social awareness and change through this theatrical production.

Performances Times and Dates: Friday & Saturday, August 9,10,16,17,23,24, 2013 at 8:00 pm and Sunday Matinees August 11,18 & 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm.

Featured in the production are Ira Aldridge Repertory Players’ members Janice Edwards & Kalif W. Price, and making their IARP debuts are Bhella-Monee Bell, Tamela M. Cross and Kimberly King.

Title:                                             POETiCAL Not to be Played on the Radio
Playwright:                                   Written by Calvin Manson
Director:                                       Calvin Manson
Location:                                      Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View, Blvd., San Diego, CA 92113
Dates:                                           Media Opening:  Friday, August 9, 2013 at 8PM
                                                      Public Opening: Friday, August 9, 2013 at 8pm
                                                      Run: ($10 - $15)
                                                      August 9  – August 25, Fridays & Saturdays 8pm & Sunday Matinees 2:30pm
Box Office:                                   (619) 283-4574