This is the annotated "radio" reading edition of the award-winning play, reimagined as a live radio broadcast from the swinging 1930's. First performed at the prestigious National Black Theatre in Harlem in March 2012 (www.ouatih.com). It's perfect for the high school and college classroom-- especially during Black History Month. Based on a nearly forgotten part of black entertainment history, it weaves a fictional love story between the lives and times of legendary black entertainers, black and white thugs, and the common man in swinging 1930's Harlem. It takes place when 22-year-old Cab Calloway is at the beginning of his long and storied career and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, already over 50, is still unknown to most people outside of New York. "Air steps," Jujitsu type dance moves, are just making the scene. The white and black gangland violence in the play? It all happened in an almost forgotten time in America's most mythic city: Harlem.
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D.C. Copeland won the African American Playwrights Exchange (AAPEX) Jaz Dorsey Fusion Award for his play "Once Upon A Time In Harlem: A Jitterbug Romance." Based on his original screenplay and full-length 3-act play, this "radio" reading edition was first performed at the prestigious National Black Theatre in Harlem in 2012 (www.ouatih.com). A novelist and screenwriter, you can learn more about his work at cinecasa.blogspot.com.
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Book Description Palmetto Bug Books, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 106 pages. 11.00x8.50x0.24 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk0963449966