Diversifying the Classics

Leonora   by David Stallings


by David Stallings

New York Classical Theatre
in association with
Voza Rivers New Heritage Theatre Group
and David Heron's Sure Thing Productions


by David Stallings
Inspired by Henrik Ibsen's 1879 play A Doll's House
Based on a concept by director Antonio Miniño

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Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7pm
Williams Institutional CME Church
2239 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd at 132nd Street




Four months after Hurricane Charlie destroys Jamaica in the grim summer of 1951, Leonora is heedlessly celebrating Christmas with her family. As a black Jamaican woman polished from a young age to marry into a white family, she's used to living a sheltered life. Over the course of three balmy winter days, the shingles of Leonora's life will be rattled one by one; starting with the arrival of her childhood friend Kalisa, and ending in a tempest of self discovery she cannot ignore.


Sponsored by Council Member Bill Perkins & the New York City Council Cultural Immigrant Initiative. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Special Thanks to Actors' Equity Association and the Williams Institutional CME Church!