“Runt” Director, Kimberly Elise, Stars In No. 1 Boxoffice
Runt director and critically lauded actor Kimberly Elise is
currently enjoying success on both big screen and stage.
Starring in the nation’s No. 1 movie Diary Of A Mad Black
Woman, Elise is also the director of the critically acclaimed stage
play RUNT, which will make its New York debut at the world famous
Nuyorican Poet’s Café located at 236 East 3rd Street, Manhattan,
New York City, March 3-6, and March 10-13, 2005.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 6, 2005 -- Runt director and
critically lauded actor Kimberly Elise is currently enjoying success
on both big screen and stage. Starring in the nation’s No. 1 movie
Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Elise is also the director of the
critically acclaimed stage play Runt, which will make its New York
debut at the world famous Nuyorican Poet’s Café located at 236
East 3rd Street, Manhattan, New York City, March 3-6, and March
The autobiographical Runt, produced by Oshun55 Productions and
Michael R. Blaha, and written by/starring Michael Phillip Edwards,
follows a Jamaican-American’s journey to self-identity and courage
as he frees himself from the domineering shadow of his father - a
driven, self-made millionaire.
Advanced tickets are now available at www.runtproductions.com. Runt
will run for eight (8) performances only at the Nuyorican Poet’s
Café. Showtimes are as follows: March 3, 7p.m., March 4, 7 p.m.,
March 5, 7 p.m., March 6, 4 p.m., March 10, 7 p.m., March 11, 7
p.m., March 12, 7 p.m., March 13, 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 and
available at the door on a first-come-first-served basis, so don’t
miss out on this groundbreaking event. Group rates are available for
parties of 6 or more. Venue information is available at the
Nuyorican Poet’s Café website, www.nuyorican.org.
Runt, as a stage play and radio play, has reached over 140 million
people worldwide with performances and tours in Africa, Australia,
London, Scotland, and Chicago. It was featured at the 2003 National
Black Theatre Festival, where it was labeled “memorable” by
Audelco Awards Chair Mary B. Davis. It has won several awards
including the 2003 Sony Academy Gold Medal Award for Best Radio
Drama in the UK. Runt is also the proud recipient of the Edinburgh
Fringe Festival’s highest honor, the 2001 Scotsman Fringe First
Award, marking the first time in the festival’s 53-year history
that a Black solo performance piece has achieved this honor.
Runt, which the BBC quoted as “sensual, cruel and loving,” has
also been adapted into a full-length motion picture, scheduled to
make its world premiere Sat. February 12, 2005, at the 2005
Pan-African Film Festival.
“I am honored and excited to be promoting this riveting show,”
said Oshun55 Productions president, Ifè Oshun. “I believe its
universal appeal will reach out to millions more people before
Los Angeles-based Oshun55 Productions is a production company
committed to helping develop and promote emerging writers and are
focused on developing and producing film, television, music and
Internet projects that reflect and appeal to a diverse audience.
For more information, visit www.runtproductions.com or contact Alex
Plantino at e-mail protected from spam bots or 310.358.2970.