“Come on down to our speakeasy. The music is sweet and everything good to eat!”

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Rooted Theatre Productions is proud to present “Welcome To Harlem! Celebrating The Renaissance”. Produced by Marsha Regis and Tanya Cromwell and directed by Marsha Regis, these two unique events will take place later this month at Gastown’s Calabash Bistro. The popular Gastown eatery will transform into a speakeasy, providing the new theatre company the chance to serve up a soul food buffet with music, poetry, dance and more.

Chattanooga Choo Choo film still
[Chattanooga Choo Choo film still. Rooted Productions image.]
“Welcome to Harlem! Celebrating the Renaissance” is the second production created by actor/director/producer Marsha Regis for Rooted Theatre Productions, whose mandate is “Sharing universal stories through the lens of the Black experience.” This Vancouver based black theatre company will bring you back to the 1920s and 30s for a musical and poetic ride through the Harlem Renaissance.
Rooted Theatre Productions began as a play reading group. In between rehearsing and performing, the group meets monthly to read plays by black playwrights.
Regis and Cromwell have assembled a talented group of actors for these special performances, including Daren Herbert, Candus Churchill, and Tom Pickett. To add to the celebration, dancers and musicians will make the two performances both evenings to remember.
Welcome to Harlem! Celebrating the Renaissance
Dates: Sundays, April 22 and 29
Venue: Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall Street (between Hastings and Pender)
Tickets: Available online for $30 (6 pm soul food buffet and show) and $15 (7:30 pm show only)

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