ABOUT...

A Summer in 1993 in Spanish Harlem finally reveals the secret past of Cuban-American cardiac nurse Negra Centron. A childhood secret torments the life and stifles the growth of a beautiful woman. The ancient religion of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, known as Regla de Ocha and Santeria in the Diaspora, is the engine behind this supernatural mystery thriller. This African-evolved religion, with its magic, is the backdrop for this tale of love, hate, deceit, betrayal, obsession, forgiveness, acceptance, and hope. Magic, ritual, and destiny are the threads unraveling this gripping, edgy, mystery/thriller.

Pressured by a suspicious mother, a strange bed-fellow, and an amorous co-worker, Negra battles to keep a childhood secret from unraveling while a restless spirit and the African gods seek justice...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

OUR "CHEE CHEE" GETS CAST IN A FILM!

Clarence Leonard Jr. as Chee Chee
Just got great news that the cast member who played the character Chee Chee in "A Wound In Time" just got cast in a film by someone who saw his performance in the show closing night.  Congrats to Clarence Leonard Jr. on landing the gig and for a job well done!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BOOM!!!! WHAT A CLOSING NIGHT!!!


What can I say?  After everyone slowly recovers from the malaise from hurricane Sandy, I can at least say "A Wound In Time" went out with a BAM!!!!  What a lovely turnout for the final performance.  I so appreciate each and everyone who came out during this hectic holiday week.  It meant so much to the cast and I.  Your kind words well remain in my heart forever...
Alzie Rejouis and Stacey Griffin tearing up the stage (literally)

Our guy on congas, Edgar Maldonado
Edgar Maldonado, Alzie Rejouis, Al Roffe, Clarence Leonard Jr., Ron Rivera, myself, Stacey Griffin, and Star Davis outside the theatre

Al Roffe, Clarence Leonard Jr., our Costume Designer Angelina Scantlebury,
Ron Rivera, and Alzie Rejouis in the dressing room
Cast's last bows.  Bravo!

Monday, November 19, 2012

MUCHO GRACIAS LEE WEXLER!!!

Just got the photos taken by theatrical photographer Lee Wexler.  I spotted his work online one day and found out who had taken the most haunting photo.  Thanks Lee for donating your time and energy and for being you!  Glad you liked the show!
Weez Tomlinson as Iya Carmen the Santeria Priest

Weez Tomlinson and Star Davis as Millie Centron the busy body mom

Alzie Rejouis as Negra Centron and Ron Rivera as bad boy Tony Perez

Ron Rivera, Clarence Leonard Jr. as Chee Chee, and Victor Cuenca as Tony's partner in crime Bobby Vico

Stacey Griffin as the self important Clinton Williams

Victor Cuenca and Irma Cadiz as the fiery jealous Lourdes

Ron Rivera

Irma Cadiz

Star Davis

Alzie Rejouis and Bryan Essing as Dr. Todd Turnbull Adams

Clarence Leonard Jr. and Alzie Rejouis in club scene

Alzie Rejouis
Stacey Griffin, and Alzie Rejouis
Alzie Rejouis
Weez Tomlinson

Weez Tomlinson

Clarence Leonard Jr., and Stacey Griffin

Irma Cadiz, and Ron Rivera

Saturday, November 17, 2012

SPEECHLESS AND GRATEFUL!

A friend, who I've known from the days I bartended at the Broadway show "Cats" and she worked Concessions,  came to see my historical Creole drama, "Blood Makes The Red River Flow", last February.  It was her first time seeing my work.  She couldn't attend "A Wound In Time" but she insisted on sending me a check instead in support of my work and my cause, because she had so enjoyed my Creole drama, and learned so much.  I tried to fight her on  this but she insisted.  I am so amazed that my work is so appreciated.  

Janie Braxton is a treasure...

Friday, November 16, 2012

OUR HURRICANE SANDY MAKEUP SHOW IS NO GO!

Our closing night show is gonna be a blast!  Even with the holiday week advance sales for Tuesday are moving steadily.  So nice of folks to want to take time from their holiday preparation to spend with us!  Thank you all!  Our Monday makeup show is therefore cancelled.  We have to succumb to the wrath of Sandy, but she won't spoil our closing night! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

THE CLUB SCENE

Jellybean Benitez

In the night club scene of "A Wound In Time" the character Chee Chee says, "DJ Jellybean is spinnin' his fine ass off in here tonight!"  It is an homage to my former "therapist" Jellybean Benitez!



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WOW!!!!!

Ryss with original and current cast member Irma Cadiz
What a show last night!  The cast really turned it out!  With Weez Tomlinson taking the reins in her role as Iya Carmen for the first time was nice to see.  The lovely Katherine Dickson understudied for her as she did her supernumerary gig at the Met Opera.

It was also wonderful to have Ryss in the audience.  She originated the role of the snoopy, busy body Cuban mother in the show's showcase production at Nuyorican Poets Cafe.   She looked and spoke wonderfully after recovering from a stroke.

Ryss with cast members Alzie Rejouis, Stacey Griffin, and Star Davis
Theatrical photographer, Lee Wexler, was there to take cast photos.  His work is breathtaking and I can't wait to see what he has for us.  He loved the show and I loved him!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

THE ORIGINAL MILLIE WILL BE OUR GUEST

Ryss will join us as a guest.  She played Millie Centron in the original production at Nuyorican Poets Cafe.  Happily, she is recovering nicely from a stroke which initially left her speechless.  But she's back and chatty as ever.  Can't wait to hear her voice again!

CONGAS IN DA HOUSE!!!

Congero Edgar Maldonado is our "Honorary Cast Member" assisting with the feel and sound of El Barrio on stage! WEPA!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

OPENING NIGHT NOV. 13TH!!!

A week late due to Sandy, but opening night is just a few days away!  Can't wait to share opening night photos to be taken by masterful photographer Lee Wexler.  His work is breath taking and I can't wait to see his vision for our show!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

PHOTOS TO TEASE... Courtesy of our Costume Designer Angelina Scantlebury








Just a few pics to wet the appetite...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

IT'S OFFICIAL!!! "A WOUND IN TIME" PREVIEWED OFF BROADWAY

FINALLY!!! After Hurricane Sandy derailed our preview last week we finally got it done last night!  Only 3 more shows to go before breaking for the holidays!  Our lovely costume designer, Angelina Scantlebury took some pics that I will post later.