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Aleshea Harris's What to Send Up When It Goes Down Announces Full Cast

The Movement Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of the latest from the author of Is God Is.

Naomi Lorrain will be part of the cast of the New York premiere of Aleshea Harris's What to Send Up When It Goes Down.
(photo provided by Matt Ross Public Relations)

The Movement Theatre Company has announced the full cast for the New York premiere of Aleshea Harris's What to Send Up When It Goes Down, directed by Whitney White, and running in the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres November 11-December 8, with opening night set for November 19.

Alana Raquel Bowers (Scraps), Rachel Christopher (Minor Character), Ugo Chukwu ([PORTO]), Kambi Gathesha (Our Lady of Kibeho), Naomi Lorrain (Orange Is the New Black), Denise Manning (The Genesis Plays), Javon Q. Minter (Platonov), and Beau Thom (off-Broadway debut) will star in the production.

The play is described as "a community ritual created in response to the deaths of black people as a result of racialized violence. As lines between characters and actors, observers and observed blur, a dizzying series of vignettes build to a climactic moment where performance and reality collide, highlighting the absurdity of anti-blackness in our society. Through facilitation and dialogue we must decide how to cope, resist and move forward."

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