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Veils the Musical is Coming Back to LA!

THE BLACK HOLLYWOOD EDUCATION & RESOURCE CENTER AND RESTORATION STAGE BRINGS INSPIRATIONAL “VEILS” THE MUSICAL BACK TO LOS ANGELES

“Gut-wrenching, eye-opening, and inspiring Veils– is a scrapbook, a dream book—a record of women’s work.”
— DCTheatreScene.com

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) has teamed with Restoration Stage (Washington, DC) to bring  the popular musical “Veils” back to the Los Angeles area after having to postpone due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The performances are September 15th-18th at 2:00 PM and 8:00PM at the Nate Holden Performing Art Center in Los Angeles, California.

So much has been written about the men lost in the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements. Unexplored, however, are the stories of the women whose lives are affected by these tragedies—the women who wear the “Veils.”

This musical is described as “an emotional historical pageant of grief and resilience, that pays tribute to women veiled in mourning, with a focus on Black lives lost in bloodshed during the sixties Civil Rights Movement.”

Written by Steven A. Butler, Jr.
Directed by Courtney Baker-Oliver
Music and Lyrics by Courtney Baker-Oliver & Christopher John Burnett

with
Desire’ Dubose
Andrea Gerald
Corisa Myers
Kandace Foreman
Suli Myrie
Ayana Ogunsunlade
Brandyn Ashley
Bernie Alston
Nikki Dade
David Lamont Wilson
Jen Ayer Drake
Bridget Garwood
& Steven A. Butler, Jr.*
*member of Actor’s Equity Association

Executive Producer: Sandra Evers-Manly
Stage Management by Ronald Lee Newman
Musical Direction by Justin Thompson
Sound/Video Design by David Lamont Wilson
Lighting Design by Jerry Dale, Jr.

Accolades 

“The singer-actors have created an exquisitely beautiful experience of enduring sorrow, honor, and healing.” –  John Stoltenberg

“The surprise is that with Veils two such multitalented African American young men have undertaken this profoundly womanist theme with such deep empathy and authentic respect. This, to my knowledge, is a first in theatre history.” — DCMetroTheatreArts.com

“Tackles roles ranging from Sybrina Fulton and Mamie Till to Jacqueline Kennedy and Viola Liuzzo.” — The Washington Informer

“I’m thrilled that my mother’s story is one being told in this production which brings history to life and to light.” — Mary Liuzzo, daughter of civil rights martyr Viola Liuzzo

“Often these voices and fighters get lost in history. But not this time.” — Sandra Evers-Manly

Tickets are $55.00 each.  $45.00 for groups, students and seniors.

Groups of 10 0r more please contact veils@bherc.org for pricing.

 

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