Thursday, October 17, 2013

Coming Soon, August Wilson's play FENCES at the African American Museum/Library

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October 16, 2013                                                                                       
Press Release
Dr. A. Nzinga  

The Lower Bottom Playaz Inc present August Wilson’s FENCES in collaboration with The African American Museum and Library at Oakland, Oak CA

Oakland CA- The Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc, Oakland’s premiere North American African Theater Troupe, proudly announce their upcoming production of August Wilson’s FENCES in collaboration with The African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO).

August Wilson’s seminal work, The Century Cycle, chronicles 100 years of American history one decade at a time. FENCESis the sixth play in this epic ten-play series. Under the direction of West Oakland Dramaturge, Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, The Lower Bottom Playaz has undertaken the staged production of The Century Cycle in the order of the decades presented. This production puts the troupe over the halfway mark in their effort to elevate the works of America’s Shakespeare, August Wilson, and in their drive to become a part of American theater history by being the first theater troupe to formally sage the entire Cycle. Join The Lower Bottom Playaz at The African American Museum and Library at Oakland, (AAMLO) for a celebration of August Wilson, the Century Cycle, and the triumphant conclusion of The Lower Bottom PlayazSeason 12: Tales of Iron and Water – The Century Cycle Continues.

The production opens Thanksgiving Day, November 28 for three shows only: Thursday, Nov. 28, Friday Nov. 29, and Saturday Nov. 30th, 2013   at The African American Museum and Library at Oakland, (AAMLO), located at 659 14th St, Oakland CA. All shows have 7:00 PM curtain times.  Seating for General admission and discount ticket holders opens 15 minutes prior to curtain.

Please check the troupe’s website at for advance tickets, information about the closing reception and VIP ticket holder perks.  Tickets range from $15.00 through $30.00.  Tickets can be purchased at the door by using a credit card or Pay Pal only. Sales at the door commence one hour prior to seating for shows (5:4 5 PM- 6:45 PM). Tickets at the door can only be purchased on show nights only.

Arriving early enough to enjoy the rest of the exhibits at the museum is highly recommended. Seating for performances begins 15 minutes prior to curtain. Advance ticket purchase is strongly advised. VIP tickets include the option of early seating to assure premium seats.  Online box office opens October 15, 2013.

Group discounts and reservations are available with advance purchase. The African American Museum and Library at Oakland, (AAMLO), is near BART and AC Transit stops in front. The museum is handicap accessible.

Inquires may be directed to, or by phone at 510-332-1319.

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