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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Martin Jarvis
Starring: Tara Lynne BarrErin BennettJamie BamberJanine BarrisBrendan BradleyChris ButlerKyle Colerider-KrughSue CreminHéctor ElizondoLogan FaheyGlenne HeadlySimon HelbergStacy KeachDavid KrumholtzDanny MannJon MatthewsKira SternbachAndré Sogliuzzo

Air Date: January 17, 2020

Shakespeare combined his love of theater with Greek mythology and the supernatural to create what is arguably his most playfully imaginative work. From love potions to bizarre transformations to the unforgettable play-within-a-play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a non-stop delight, and remains one of the milestones of the Bard’s canon.

Original music by Mark Holden with Matt Starr and Wes Dewberry.

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Pressure

By: David Haig
Directed by: Martin Jarvis
Starring: Jonathan CakeSarah DrewMike McShaneJames Morrison 

Air Date: January 24, 2020

A Scottish meteorologist locks horns with his American counterpart as both men try to predict the weather for D-Day.

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Behind The Sheet

By: Charly Evon Simpson
Directed by: Rosalind Ayres, Inger Tudor
Starring: Dominique MorisseauJosh StambergKaren Malina White

Air Date: January 31, 2020

In 1840’s Alabama, a slave-owning doctor performs medical experiments on involuntary subjects – enslaved women – in an effort to solve problems during pregnancy.

 

Relativity

By: Cassandra Medley
Directed by: Stuart K. Robinson
Starring: Judyann ElderDeidrie HenryJames Pickens Jr.Jason Ritter

Air Date: February 7, 2020

Kalima, a fledgling molecular scientist looking to come into her own, has a difficult time owning her father's flawed research.

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A Raisin in the Sun

By: Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by: Lou Bellamy
Starring: Judyann ElderRutina WesleyCorey Hawkins

Air Date: February 14, 2020

With her late husband’s insurance money finally in hand, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a better home. However, her children have other plans.

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Ceremonies in Dark Old Men

By: Lonne Elder III
Directed by: Judyann Elder
Starring: Glynn TurmanRocky Carroll

Air Date: February 21, 2020

Russel Parker's Harlem barbershop is floundering and his reliance on his daughter's income is a burden, so he gets involved in shady undertakings.

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A Lesson Before Dying

By: Ernest J. Gaines
Directed by: Nick Olcott
Starring: Keith GloverJamahl Marsh

Air Date: February 28, 2020

In a small Louisiana Cajun community, Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

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Pretty Fire (Excerpts)

By: Charlayne Woodard
Directed by: Stuart K. Robinson
Starring: Charlayne Woodard

Air Date: February 28, 2020

Charlayne Woodard tells the moving tale of her African-American family through three generations of love, struggle, and triumph.

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