Rooted Theatre Productions, Vancouver’s only Black theatre company, is gearing to present “Welcome Back To Harlem: A Hellfighter’s Story” on Saturday, June 14th, 2014. Having their last 3 shows completely sold out, their 4th show will be held at the Revue Stage in Vancouver which will be their largest venue yet.
Currently being funded through a Kickstarter campaign, Rooted Theatre Productions hopes to reach their goal of $5000 by June 9th, 2014. To help with their fundraising initiatives, visit kickstarter.com/projects/hellfighter/welcome-back-to-harlem-a-hellfighters-story.
What: Welcome Back To Harlem: A Hellfighter’s Story
When: Saturday, June 14th at 8pm
Where: Revue Stage
1601 Johnston St.
Tickets: $35 online at
RootedProductions.com, the box office ~ 604-629-8849, or at the door
“Whatever the occasion, whatever the hardships, there was the music.” – Denis Simpson, founding member of Rooted Theatre
“Welcome Back To Harlem: A Hellfighter’s Story” is set against the backdrop of the dynamic Harlem Renaissance art scene and offers its audience live music, singing, dancing and poetry. The compelling play was written by up-and-coming Vancouver writer Tito Kamel, who was inspired by his research into the story of the 369th Infantry Regiment, nicknamed the Harlem Hellfighters.
The story surrounds the first all-Black regiment who was sent overseas to fight in France against the Germans in WWI. When the play’s African American hero returns to Harlem after heroically fighting for his country abroad, he struggles to reintegrate into his community.
About Rooted Theatre Productions
Rooted Theatre Productions started out as a simple play reading group 5 years ago in the living room of Artistic Director Marsha Regis. Today, the independent company comprises about 25 of Vancouver’s most talented Black actors, singers, dancers and musicians.
The company’s productions have played to sold-out houses including the Roundhouse Exhibition Hall, and the Calabash Bistro which was featured on the CBC evening news: youtube.com/watch?v=U0_ZRVX1rG8. The company’s audience can’t seem to get enough of the live music, dances, songs and poems Rooted has come to be known for.
Social Media Handles
Facebook: Welcome Back To Harlem: A Hellfighter’s Story
Kickstarter Campaign: kickstarter.com/projects/hellfighter/welcome-back-to-harlem-a-hellfighters-story
Contact The Promotion People
Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist