Keith Josef Adkins' The Last Saint On Sugar Hill Plays National Black Theatre Beginning Oct. 29

By Andrew Gans
October 29, 2013

National Black Theatre kicks off its 45th season with the New York premiere of Keith Josef Adkins' The Last Saint On Sugar Hill.



Directed by Seret Scott, previews begin Oct. 29 prior to an official opening Nov. 1. Performances will continue through Nov. 24.

The cast includes Danny White, Jaime Lincoln Smith, Yaegel T. Welch, Terrell Wheeler and Chinaza Uche.

The Last Saint On Sugar Hill, according to press notes, "follows Napoleon Pettigrew and his sons who are die-hard Harlemites and feared property owners who live in a Harlen now populated by a myriad of new residents and fancy eateries. The Pettigrew family hope to make a profit from this NEW Harlem, however, when they discover one of their properties is a real moneymaker, everything they hold sacred—family, loyalty and community—falls apart. Sitting on a gold mine, the Pettigrew men are faced with the biggest decision in their lives—save or destroy the last untouched neighborhood in Harlem."

The creative team includes Harlan Penn (scenic design), Gail Cooper-Hecht (costume design), Marika Kent (lighting design) and Samuel Nacach (sound design). B’jai Pierce-Astwood is the production stage manager.

The Last Saint On Sugar Hill is part of NBT’s mainstage seriess Harlem Now, which celebrates the voices and issues impacting Harlem today.

Tickets are available by calling (212) 722-3800 or visiting nationalblacktheatre.org, or going to the NBT Box Office at 2031 Fifth Avenue between 125th and 126th Streets in Harlem.