Riverfront Theater Presents “Down Neck” a Play About the Ironbound in the Aftermath of the 1967 Rebellion

Newark Riverfront Revival is thrilled to present the World Premiere of “Down Neck”, a play written by Pia Wilson, directed by Rodney Gilbert of Yendor Arts and commissioned in partnership with Yendor Theater Company and New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Orange Sticks in Newark Riverfront Park.

The play explores the story of three families navigating the changing face of not only their neighborhood, but the entire city in the aftermath of the 1967 rebellion.

Brick City Live recently wrote about the upcoming production and here are a few excerpts from the article:

“This is a beautiful family piece with rich historical references and relatable circumstances. Wilson has crafted a play that exhibits the Ironbound’s cultural diversity and untold stories, which we are excited to share,” says Gilbert.

 

The production’s Newark Riverfront staging will bring the play right to the heart of the community that inspired the story, and the Riverfront will be transformed into an outdoor theatrical performance space for the play. This will be the first full-length production for Yendor Theatre Company, which was founded last year and is an outgrowth of Gilbert’s Yendor Productions organization.”

For the full article, click here:

“Down Neck,” a play about the Ironbound in 1967, will be staged at Newark Riverfront Park in August

 

 

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