AfriGeneas at the Movies
NEGRO ENSEMBLE COMPANY
The Signature Theater devotes its new season to revivals of pioneering work from the NEGRO ENSEMBLE COMPANY, the theater company established in 1967 to present — and perhaps to inspire — new plays by and about black Americans. The season opens on Thursday with a production of “THE FIRST BREEZE OF SUMMER,” a 1975 play by LESLIE LEE about a middle-class black family in the Northeast.
Leslie Uggams plays the central role of the family matriarch