NYC Troupe to Present "No Good Nigga Blues" Dec. 10

11-30-04

“No Good Nigga Blues” comes to Mercer County Community College’s MC3 Studio Theatre on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. An intimate look at what it is to be a Black male in post-civil rights America, “No Good Nigga Blues” was first performed at Mercer in February, 2003, and was so enthusiastically received that it is returning to the college from New York City for an encore performance. The MC3 Studio Theatre is located next to Kelsey Theatre in the Communications Building on Mercer’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

According to Theatre program coordinator Nick Anselmo “No Good Nigga Blues” is a dramatic and poetic testimony of life, love and perspective through the personal growth and transformation of three Black men. It touches on many diverse and gripping topics – the pain of adolescence, being raised in a broken home, the support of traditional families, love, spirituality and, perhaps most importantly, eradication of the N-word from the African American vocabulary.

Directed by Monique Martin, the show features actor Mo Beasley, spoken word artist Jerome “J-Square” Jones, and novelist SékouWrites. Beasley is also known for two other performance pieces: UrbanErotika and LoveSuites. Jones is a nationally known spoken word artist and co-owner of Scripted Linguistics Publishing, LLC. SékouWrites is the author of When Butterflies Kiss and the producer of a monthly forum called “Black Men on Black Love.” Monique Martin produces and curates theater, spoken word, music and dance events for Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Queens Theater in the Park, Aaron Davis Hall and many regional theaters across the country. Miss Martin most recently directed Raising Sugarcane for the 2003 New York Hip Hop Theatre Festival.

Tickets are $5 at the door, and all funds go to the MCCC Drama Club. Free parking is available near the theatre. Call MCCC Drama Program Coordinator Nick Anselmo at (609) 586-4800, ext. 3524 for more information.

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