Tracy Jack in
Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death
(© Michael Messer)
Tracy Jack in
Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death
(© Michael Messer)
The Classical Theater of Harlem will present its critically acclaimed production of Melvin Van Peebles' musical Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death outdoors in city parks throughout New York City, July 25-August 16. All performances are free of charge.

The musical is a gutsy, lusty narrative of Black street life that explores every aspect of ghetto life, and is peopled by junkies, pimps, drag queens, crooked cops, lovers, and dreamers.

The cast will include Charles Browning, Andrea Cosley, Cherrye Davis, Keith Jamal Downing, Tracy Jack, Kimberly Dalton Mitchell, Taharaqua Patterson, Libya Pugh, James Singletary, Chazz Reuben, Willie Teacher, and Reji Woods.

CTH's Off-Broadway revival garnered seven AUDELCO Awards and received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival of a Musical. The show has been touring the country and is now returning to New York. Performances will be on July 25 & 26 at Von King Park (Brooklyn), July 29, August 1 & 2 in Marcus Garvey Park (Manhattan), August 8 & 9 at East River Park (Manhattan) and August 15 & 16 in St. Mary's Park (the Bronx).

For more information, visit www.classicaltheatreofharlem.org.