“BOXES” The Play

If you’re looking for great theater and a play with a purpose, then you must see “Boxes” December 6 or 7.  Read more below.

BOXES Comes to Source and Unpacks Hidden Potential

“If you knew you were capable of greatness, what would you do tomorrow?” is BOXES tag line and, now, the question on everyone’s lips. Audiences can’t wait to see just what BOXES holds in store.

Washington DC – Ebony Custis’ two-act play, directed by local talent Brandon White, will be presented at Source Theatre in Northwest Washington D.C., December 6 and 7, 2010 at 7:30pm. BOXES enjoyed four sold out performances during the Trinidad Theatre Workshop’s 50 Year Anniversary in Port of Spain in March 2010, and now its coming stateside!  The central question of the play kept audiences talking and brought many patrons back to enjoy the show again. BOXES, a RoseProse production, will feature nine local actors; Stephanie Svec of Washington Improv Theatre, Angus Whitfield, Jabari A. K. Holder, Maryam Foye, Daphne Sharpe, Kimber Lee, Jim Cigno, Don Michael Mendoza, and Skyler Marshall.

BOXES centers on the lives of ordinary people who have allowed their ordinary problems to ruin their lives in extraordinary ways. Using eight intriguing vignettes, the play explores the characters’ motivations for hiding desire, fear, and untapped potential inside of ‘boxes.’ The stories range from hilarious to tragic as each character struggles to unpack what they’ve hidden in order to believe once again in their own capacity for greatness.  To become their best selves, characters will struggle with loved ones, family, and even their own negative thoughts. Some characters will succeed, while others will choose failure.  Audiences will continue debating the final scene long after leaving the theatre.

Ebony Custis is a native of Bowie, Maryland. She has published two volumes of poetry, My Moments and Defining the Color of Ebony and has been featured as a regular on the D.C. “open mic” poetry circuit. She is now a United States Foreign Officer and enjoys traveling the world with her daughter. RoseProse productions offers entertaining and motivational literature plays, shows in the United States and abroad and encourages cross cultural understanding by emphasizing commonalities of the human experience.

BOXES will be showing on December 6 -7, 2010 at 7:30pm at Source, located at 1835 14th Street NW Washington DC.

Tickets for BOXES are $17.00 and can be purchased at Source, through www.BOXEStheplay.com or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Contact RoseProse Productions at BOXES@Roseprose.com or (301) 742-4673.

This Week in the News-A Quick Look

Happy Friday! I trust you all had a great Veterans Day!  I must say I’m excited because one of my favorite veterans is on her way back home after serving 8 months in Afghanistan!  I don’t have a lot of time today, so I’m gonna be quick! (Feel free to read up on these stories and share your thoughts!)

Kourtney, Kim, and Khloe (aka the Kardashian sisters) have launched a pre-paid MasterCard.  The card is targeted to teens and could cost consumers as much as $100/year just to have it! (Read more here.)

In case you missed it, Matt Lauer interviewed former president George W. Bush.  A lot of people think Matt took it easy on Dubya.  The former president did state he didn’t appreciate being called a racist by Kanye West.  And Kanye went in on Matt.  (Can’t we all just get along???)

Have you heard about the tragic and senseless death of Bobby Tillman?

As long as my taxes don’t change, President Obama is alright with me.

Ok, folks, that’s all I have time for today.  Feel free to share your own news or comment on one of the stories I’ve shared with you today!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!