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November 2016
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DRESS PERFORMANCE THEATRE SERIES
“An Evening with Kim Fields”
Friday, 4 & Saturday, 5 @ 8:15pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$20
Wooing millions worldwide on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ and a stint run on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ veteran actress and director, KIM FIELDS is back at one of her favorite home-base theatres performing an evening montage about the facts of her life with laughter, a few tears, amazing stories and some great music! Get up close and personal as Fields takes the audience on her 40-year journey in showbiz! Hosted by Board Member Gwendolyn Hunt.
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24-HOUR FILMFEAST
Featuring the Films of Thomas Allen Harris
Saturday, 5 @ 12-Noon
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$5 - Screening and Talk
Two award-winning directors and producers, THOMAS ALLEN HARRIS and DON PERRY illuminate the Human Condition and the search for identity, family, and spirituality in their films. A clear vision and voices in America Cinema, Harris and Perry will be on hand to share their incredible knowledge and experience in a one-on-one talk back. Hosted by Board Member Shari Lamb.

FILM SCREENINGS

12 Noon-1:00pm
E MINHA CARA/THAT’S MY FACE
Astoundingly beautiful and epic in scope, this film is a personal documentary offering an entire generation of African Americans a groundbreaking perspective on the maddening diasporic search for a mythic motherland. In healing his own cultural yearnings, the filmmaker journeys beyond the political movements of his day and into a spiritual realm where he finds much more than he expected.  2001. 56 Minutes.

1:15-2:30pm
TWELVE DISCIPLES OF NELSON MANDELA
This moving film deals with the story of the first wave of South Africa exiles who left Bloemfontein in 1960 to keep the anti-apartheid movement alive from East Africa, Europe, America and Cuba.  In their heroic journey, this group of twelve—and the thousands of young South African freedom fighters that would follow them—helped to create a global seismic shift that ultimately toppled the apartheid system in South Africa. One of the Disciples, Pule Benjamin Leinaeng, was the filmmaker’s late father. 2005. 73 Minutes.

2:30-4:30pm
THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS
AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE
This two-hour film explores the role of photography, since its rudimentary beginnings in the 1840s, in shaping the identity, aspirations and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present. The dramatic arch is developed as a visual narrative that flows through the past 160 years to reveal black photography as an instrument for social change, an African American point-of-view on American history and a particularized aesthetic vision.  2014. 120 Minutes.

4:30pm-Film Talk by Thomas Allen Harris
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DRESS PERFORMANCE THEATRE SERIES
NATIONAL TOURING PRODUCTION
STEPP STEWART’S “A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS”
Friday, 11 @ 10am
Student Morning Performance
$7
Friday, 11 & Saturday, 12 @ 8pm
Saturday, 12 & Sunday, 13 @ 3pm
Naomi Bruton Main Stage
$28.50-Adults
$15 – Youth (17 years and under)
TICKETS GO ON SALE
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
Dallas’ skyline lights up early with the hottest Christmas show in Dallas. When two young siblings, Julius and Destiny, journey back in time, they discover the magic in the soul music of the holidays. Silent Night, Go Tell It On the Mountain, This Christmas, Give Love on Christmas Day, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and more are the heartwarming classics that make up this African American family musical. Come get in the holiday spirit featuring some of America’s outstanding young performing artists! 
Friday Night Opening Night special is $18.50. Members can purchase tickets at special price until 5pm the day of the performance at TBAAL Box Office ONLY. Any tickets purchased after 5pm will be the regular listed price. Other TBAAL membership discounts not applicable for this show.
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POETRY SMASH #2
Thursday, 17 @ 7:30 pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ 10
It’s a Thursday night hot spot for poets and poetry lovers to meet. If you want to relax and get your weekend started early, check out this spoken word smash! Coordinated by B. Randall.
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GIVING THANKS WITH JAZZ
LOVE TRAIN Concert
Featuring Will Downing and Najee
Saturday, 19 @ 8pm
Naomi Bruton Main Stage
$100-VIP Seating and Private Backstage Meet-and-Greet
$50-Orchestra Level
$45-Mezzanine
Join the Thanksgiving Love Train when soul balladeer WILL DOWNING and jazz great NAJEE team up for a memorable and unforgettable pre-Thanksgiving night of jazz, R&B, soul and neo-soul music. HOSTED BY TBAAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS and BRANCH, ROLAND, HILLIARD EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT, INC.
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THE PLAYWRIGHT’S SPOTLIGHT
“LIKE FINE WINE”
Featuring the work of Prince Duran
Sunday, 20 @ 5 pm
Clarence Muse Café Theatre
$ pay what you can
Caleb “Sax” Sanders, a blue collar cab driver from Memphis, was once on the brink of breaking into the business as a famous jazz musician. But when life throws him a curveball, he is forced to put his dreams on hold. When an old friend visits Caleb on his 50th birthday and sees the once renowned musician, who is only a shell of his former self, the two friends tussles with life’s ups and downs wondering if it is too late for Caleb to pursue his once deferred dream or will he be content with memories and what-ifs? Professional Stage Reading coordinated by actor/director AKIN BABATUNDE.


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