The Colored Museum had its opening night at Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ on Saturday, September 27.
The 2008-2009 season opener, The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe had its World Premiere at Crossroads Theatre in 1986 under the direction of Crossroads co-founder L. Kenneth Richardson. George C. Wolfe was a resident artist at Crossroads at that time and it is widely recognized that The Colored Museum helped to put Crossroads on the national map as well as launch Mr. Wolfe's brilliant career.
A timeless play, The Colored Museum takes a satirical look at issues of color and what it means to be Black in America. Taking a metaphorical journey in a "museum," several vignettes spoof facets of African-American life.
The show is directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and features Inga Ballard, Derric Harris, LaTonia Phipps, Tiffany Jewell and Timothy Ware.
The show runs through October 4. For tickets and more information visit www.CrossroadsTheatreCompany.org or call 732-545-8100
Actress LaTonia Phipps and America Idol Finalist Anwar Robinson
Crossroads Audience Development Director Susan Settles Bevel, The Colored Museum actresss Inga Ballard and Crossroads Board Member Monica Weeks
Director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj joins Radha Blank and Niegel Smith from The Public Theater where the original production of The Colored Museum transfered
Crossroads Paul Robeson pianist Ernie Scott joins The Colored Museum's drummer Arthur Toombs
Artistic Director Ricardo Khan with Noorhayati and Carla Brothers both original cast members in Shelia's Day which will be revived later this season
Assistant Director Winston Bachelor and Director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Executive Director Marshall Jones III with his daughter Sienna
Props Master Jessica Meirs, Technician Sue Barr and Lighting Designer Josh Bradford celebrate with opening night guests
Actress Tiffany Jewel and Marketing Associate Jason Goldstein
Original cast member of Shelia's Day with Patron Services Director Brittany Rhodie and Guild President Delores Still
Artistic Director Ricardo Khan, Executive Director Marshall Jones III, Production Assistant Gemini Quintos and Board President Clifford Virgin III
Actress LaTonia Phipps, Director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and Costume Designer Cathy Homa-Rocchio
Actor Derric Harris, Press Relations Director Barbara Martalus and Actress Inga Ballard
Actors Timothy Ware, Khailah Marie Johnson and Tiffany Jewel
Crossroads is presented with the gift of artwork in honor of the 30th Anniversary
The full cast with director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
The Crossroads Board of Directors. Board President Clifford Virgin III, Griffin Haviken, Executive Director Marshall Jones III, Monica Weeks and John Hinds
The Crossroads family is all smiles on openng night
Clifford Virgin III, Monica Weeks, Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, Marshall Jones III and Ricardo Khan
Barbara Martalus, Susan Settles and Tiffany Jewel
Timothy Ware, Winston Bachelor, Tiffany Jewel pose with the sound man
Future star Khailah Marie Johnson with director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson
Photos by Adam Tucker