Jade City, A Green Cape Affair. A Night of Radio Drama & Performance Hosted by WUNC's Frank Stasio

Howard Craft, Shirlette&Dynamite Brothers,Sacrificial Poets' Portraits of Revolution, Kim Arrington

Jade City, A Green Cape Affair. A Night of Radio Drama & Performance Hosted by WUNC's Frank Stasio

Fri, November 4, 2011

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

Haw River Ballroom

Saxapahaw, NC

$25.00 - $400.00

Jade City, A Green Cape Affair. A Night of Radio Drama & Performance Hosted by WUNC's Frank Stasio
Jade City, A Green Cape Affair. A Night of Radio Drama & Performance Hosted by WUNC's Frank Stasio
Join us for a very special evening of radio drama, performance and audience participation hosted by WUNC's Frank Stasio with Shirlette and the Dynamite Brothers, Sacrificial Poets Poetic Portraits of a Revolution, Kim Arrington, Franco and the cast of Jade City –

A Benefit at The Haw River Ballroom!

Quick name a black superhero. Now name five more. Well even if you were able to rattle off a list you’d be hard pressed to find one as bad, funky and local as Herald M.F. Jones, the caped crusader of Jade City. Masterminded by local playwright Howard Craft, ”Jade City Chronicles – Vol.1” the play premiered to sold out audiences this year and so deeply moved WUNC’s State of Things anchor Frank Stasio that he and Craft cooked up the idea of reinventing the radio serial drama of old with Jade City’s cast of charismatic villains and a reluctant superhero.

The humorous yet poignant series questions a community’s collective morality in the context of race, class and politics.

The first ever African American Superhero Radio Drama is set to run on WUNC's The State of Things starting this Fall and a benefit to cover the production costs takes place Friday, November 4th at The Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw. All proceeds from the evening are going towards the production and local artists like the Sacrificial Poets Portraits of a Revolution, Kim Arrington, Franco and Shirlette and the Dynamite Brothers with be joining the Jade City Cast and Frank Stasio (wearing tights and a cape)in a night of radio drama and performance complete with audience participation, sound effects, a dinner theatre option and more. This is not your Prairie Home Companion.
Tickets range are $25, 50, 75, 100, with limited $400 ticket for a reserved table for 4 with 3 course dinner hosted by The Eddy and Saxapahaw General Store.

Jade City, A Green Cape Affair
Friday, November 4th at 8pm (doors open at 7:30)
Tickets: http://www.hawriverballroom.com/event/68197/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205577602847880

Get ready to help with the sound effects and support great art and great radio! AND YES FRANK STASIO IN TIGHTS!
Venue Information:
Haw River Ballroom
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road
Saxapahaw, NC, 27340
http://www.hawriverballroom.com/