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Singin\' Wid A Sword In Ma Han\'

POSTED: August 21, 2009, 1:26 am

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What are the chances of getting you to go see a great show tonight? Singin’ Wid A Sword In Ma Han’ is a wonderful show in this year’s FringeNYC Festival, and Friday, August 21 at 7:15PM is your last chance to see it.

Singin’ is a moving Underground Railroad love story written by Vienna Carroll and directed by Keith Johnston. It is full of spirituals every African American grew up on like Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Little David Play on Your Harp, Dere’s No Hiding Place Down Here, and a dozen more. They are beautifully sung and the story narrated by Ms. Carroll and her strong supporting cast Ade Herbert, Dawn Bennett, Dawn Murphy, Omar Perez, and Linda Murdaugh.

The play runs about an hour and Mr. Johnston beautifully and simply directs it with movement and creative imagery.

Grab a friend and spend your evening Singin’ in the west Village. The Players Theatre

115 MacDougal Street, (1 blk east of 6th Ave., just south of W. 3rd St.)

SUBWAY: A, B, C, D, E, F, V to West 4th; walk east 1 blk to MacDougal

If you have any questions or comments about Singin’ Wid A Sword In Ma Han, check out or contact Sandra A. Daley at or visit

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