The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is proud to present When a Baby Cries by Herman LeVern Jones’ TheatreSouth. The play, written by Benita Alane Cornick, is about the redemptive power of new life, and is part of the company’s new playwright series which shines the spotlight on emerging talent. The play runs August 29 through September 2, with matinee (2 pm) and evening performances (7 pm) Wednesday-Sunday. Tickets are $28 and can be purchased at www.ccpompano.org.
“It is so important to support the work of new playwrights because that’s where the next wave of stories is coming from,” said Jones. “My goal is to bring the untold stories to light, the ones that are just as fun and intriguing as any of the popular plays we know and love today.”
This comedic drama showcases the lives of two women, with differing perspectives on love, marriage and children. Lemon is a woman healing from the scars of a tragic fire intentionally set by her husband 18 years ago, which claimed his life and the life of their infant son. She again begins to feel the sting of loneliness as her best friend, Sweetness, awaits a proposal of marriage from Manny. When Manny arrives, he carries something that destroys Lemon’s world further, but it also could be exactly what she’s been hoping for, the choice is hers.
About Herman LeVern Jones’ TheatreSouth:
Herman LeVern Jones’ TheatreSouth (TheatreSouth) was founded in 2007 as a Georgia Non-Profit in Atlanta, GA. TSA’s mission is to educate, enlighten, strengthen, and enhance the local talents through theatre arts. The company’s motto is “Healthy theatre for your heart and soul!”
TheatreSouth permanently relocated to South Florida in 2014 and has since cultivated a variety of projects in partnership with Brigitte Keane and Jeff Tucker of EarthSave Miami, Inc. such as the I Have A Dream Musical on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. starring Broadway’s Jahi Kearse (Florida International University, South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, the Phichol Williams Center and the Pompano Beach Cultural Center), The Eve of Jackie starring Broadway’s Chester Gregory (Adrienne Arsht Center), The Colored Museum written by renowned playwright George C Wolfe (The Deering Estate and Pompano Beach Cultural Center), The Phantom of the Old Opera House written by Joseph George Caruso (Phichol Williams Center), A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel (Pompano Beach Cultural Center).
All of TheatreSouth’s projects are family-oriented and for all ages of men, women, and children who look to be entertained and educated through the arts. As we continue to build a stronger brand in our community, we also hope to build a community brand that illustrates to the world, art lives in South Florida! For more information, visit www.theatresouth.net.