Mark Hunter and Karl D. King are challenging men to “Man Up”
Detroit, MI – As the holiday season rapidly approaches most of us are preparing ourselves for family, friends, fun and the frustrations that come along with it. What better time is there to indulge oneself both culturally and intellectually? The new hit stage play Man Up is just the thing to prepare you for the upcoming holidays. On November 9th-10th 2013, The Northwest Activity Center will come to life with the perfect combination of drama and comedy, and a cast of characters you won’t soon forget. Offered by the collective writing genius of Mark Hunter and Karl D. King, and directed by the ultra-talented Melissa Talbot.
The Blue Star Lounge has been family owned for over 60 years, and is a neighborhood landmark. To say its owner Blue is a “colorful character” would be an understatement. His days are filled with a range of situations from humorous to hectic; as are the lives of his patrons. Witness as their stories of pain, tragedy, and triumph unfold. Man Up is both outrageous and thought provoking. It’s an incisive look into the human condition, and the problems that plague the inner city. It’s a microscopic view of the erosion of black families, and the absence of the strong black men. This is the play that asks the question. Will you man up?
Starring an ensemble of Detroit’s finest Mario Duane (T.J. Hemphill’s “Grandma’s Hands” and “Lord All Men Can’t Be Dogs”, Deborah Lane (“When it Rains” and “Unshaken Faith) Jaazmine D. Parker (Movies “Swat 2”, “Sparkle” and hit play “Boss Lady” also comedian Mic Larry.
Man Up opens November 9th-10th at the Northwest Activity Center 18100 Meyers, Detroit, MI. Advance tickets are now available for only $20/$25 at the following locations: City Slicker Shoes, Truth Bookstore (Northland Mall), 4 Men’s Clothing (Eastland Mall) and Strictly Sportswear. Show times are at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on November 9th and at 4 p.m. on the 10th. For more information please call 586-275-7738 or 313-643-5275.
Contact: Mark Hunter
Telephone: (586) 275-7738