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THE NAME GAME by Mary Stone Hanley 7/12, 13, 17, 20, 26!

By Mary Stone Hanley   Directed by Deidra LaWan Starnes     Choreographed by Reggie Glass

Featuring Jacqui Brown, Shawn Sebastian, and Chaz D. Pando, Cristopher Dinwiddie, Micha Green, Naila Kenya

Atlas Theatre 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC.

July 12 4:00 pm July 13 6:15 pm July 17 8:30 pm July 20 2:30 pm July 26 4:30 pm  Tickets $17.00

“Life is like music; you just got to know how to dance with it.” Says Eartha, a wacky old woman in old men’s shoes, when she meets EZone, a young blood hip hop emcee, in a back alley to nowhere. The sparks and spirits fly in The Name Game, a story told with humor, poetry, dance, song, and metaphor. EZone discovers that some names lift, some destroy, and the poet can change the world! I’ve been working on this script for a long time and I love these characters! I never know what tricks Eartha and EZone will do. EZone (Yeah, that’s right. He claims he’s the zone of ecstacy!) drags his feet, and Eartha cackles and dances all around him until he makes the journey home to himself.

Come see a cool show in an air-conditioned Fringe Festival venue!
The X2 Metro bus from Gallery Place will take you there. H Street Parking is located at 1008 H Street NE.

 For Tickets go to  or call[masked]

“A poet is a word warrior! You can change the world with your words. You can make folks jump up and dance or fight by calling them with your soul.” Eartha

Dr. Mary Stone Hanley is a playwright, poet, educator, and founder of HanleyArts & Education Associates, a professional development consultancy in arts and equity education. She has written several plays and two screenplays published and produced about the lives of urban Black and Latino youth. 

This production is presented as a part of the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe

Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh my, I hope some of you will come. Please, please do. Point of information: There is no late seating at the Fringe. Once the doors close, that's it. So come, and come at least 15 minutes early.

    July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    BTW, July 12 is only one day for the show. There are 5 performances.

    June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Y'all come. You'll enjoy this for real. And bring people!

    June 20, 2014

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    June 20, 2014

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Atlas Theater

    June 20, 2014

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