NKU’s EMERGENCY Receives LCT 5 Star Recommendation

NKU_logoPanelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized EMERGENCY, presented by the NKU department of Theatre and Dance and the African American Programs and Services with a 5 Star Recommendation.

In EMERGENCY, a slave ship emerges out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty sending NY into a whirlwind of emotion and exploration in this explosive solo tour de force featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation, and song. Deondra Kamau Means portrays a cast of 27 characters originated by Daniel Beaty. Through the characters’ individual responses to this surreal happening and their varied testimonies on identity and personal freedom, EMERGENCY weaves a stirring commentary on what it is to be human and on the longing to be free.

Panelists found this production to be “a moving, gripping performance painting the many aspects of race issues is America” and praised director Daryl Harris’s inspired vision for the piece. Of Deondra Means, panelists wrote: “A very experienced storyteller, Mr. Means was able to envelope the audience in the truth, joy, and anger of these various African American characters who spoke volumes of truth.”

Emergency continues through February 2 Tickets can be obtained online at www.theatre.nku.edu or through the NKU box office.

Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT gala in the spring.

The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its member companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and increase community awareness, attendance and involvement. More information about the League can be found at www.leagueofcincytheatres.com.


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