PASSION & HONEY
Written and Directed by Calvin Manson
Saturday, March 13 through March 29, 2015
IRA ALDRIDGE REPERTORY PLAYERS, in collaboration with SAN DIEGO CONTINUING EDUCATION, EDUCATIONAL CULTURAL COMPLEX, will open its 2015 Theatre Season on a personal, emotional and gut-wrenching note with Passion & Honey, a choreo-poem that chronicles the passage of childhood friends through their adolescence to adulthood.
Passion & Honey is a stroll down memory lane; where kids are playing double-dutch jump rope in the streets, and experiencing their first love and first heartbreak. Manson brings his unique brand of playful, and imaginative performance work to his revised production.
Passion & Honey features Candace Lawson, Leon Matthews and Ronnie Williams as they share their experiences of love sought, gained, lost and lament about Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, a beloved relative, and inter-racial relationships.
Passion & Honey offers itself as a play about the black experience. More importantly, Passion & Honey is about the human experience, ” said Brian Stuart, (free-lance writer) for the SAN DIEGO UNION
1979 Passion & Honey was first produced by Human I Theatre Company, 36 years ago at Community Arts Complex, downtown San Diego, co-produced by IARP and Community Actors Theatre in 2001; Manson received the 2001 Associate Community Theatre’s Audrey Award for Best Direction of a Drama and Best Cast Ensemble in a Drama for Passion & Honey. Manson also won 1st Place in Negro Ensemble Company’s Poetry Contest for Passion & Honey in 2002. In 2004 Passion & Honey was revised & performed at Caesar Café’ and at performed and 2006 at Acoustic Expression in North Park.
Preview Friday, March 13th at 8:00 pm
Opens Saturday, March 14th runs through March 29th.
Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm.
Sunday Matinees at 3:00pm.
$20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door
TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
WWW.IARPPLAYERS.ORG or call IARP Box Office at 619-283-4574.