The Play "County of Kings" Starts Today at the Public Theater (presented by Spike Lee) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Play "County of Kings" Starts Today at the Public Theater (presented by Spike Lee)

I've been reading about Lemon Andersen's one man show (check out the write-up in the Times) and it sounds like it is going to strike some poignant chords with anyone who grew up in Brooklyn (or any large, urban city) in the 80's.

County of Kings is set in Sunset Park and Brooklyn-born Puerto Rican poet Lemon Andersen gives a tough, yet moving biographical account of a good kid growing up in an unforgiving environment. A true story of finding passion and purpose against all odds, Lemon paints a vivid portrait of his difficult and sometimes humorous experiences growing up in Brooklyn during the birth of hip-hop.

"Lemon Andersen is best known from his regular appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry presented by Russell Simmons, and as an original cast member and writer of the TONY award-winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. He can also be seen opposite Denzel Washington in Spike Lee’s Inside Man, and is featured in The Soloist, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr."

The show formally opens on October 12th but previews start tonight. Tickets for all preview shows are $25. Once the show 'formally' opens, ticket prices range from $50 - $60 (with a limited number of $25 tickets available at the box office).

Tickets to The Public Theater (425 Lafayette in the East Village)
Country of Kings (Facebook)