2hr. (1 intermission)
Opened Oct 2, 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
From the people that brought you Layon Gray's acclaimed play, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, now in its 5th year Off-Broadway, comes The Harlem Rens, the true story of the greatest Basketball team you've never heard of: Harlem Renaissance Big Five.
Layon Gray, the writer and director of the long-running Off-Broadway hit Black Angels Over Tuskegee, continues to expand African-American theatre with his latest work, The Harlem Rens. Inspired by the true story of six men who overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 games while barnstorming throughout segregated parts of the country in the 1930's despite being officially accepted professionally or socially. The team gained their name from their playing location, the Renaissance Casino ballroom in Harlem, NY.