A BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE by Gary Morgenstein

£5.00

After Harold Wilson, a gruff, conservative African American senior, finally reopens his newsstand following the coronavirus pandemic, he’s hit with an exorbitant rent increase which forces him to close his East Village business after 30 years and reluctantly retire to Florida with his niece. Enter long-time customer Albie Sands, an eccentric 1960s Jewish radical, who persuades Harold to fight the landlord.

Overcoming anti-Semitism, Harold and Albie form an unlikely yet powerful friendship to confront corporate greed and their own mortality.

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CHARACTERS

Harold Wilson – No-nonsense conservative African American male in his 60s who does not suffer fools gladly.

Albie Sands – Eccentric 1960s-style Jewish Communist male in his 60s with an unshakable idealist belief.

Carol Wilson – Late 30s LGBT African American female and Harold’s very protective and feisty niece.

J.N. Pham – Calculating real estate executive, a 30-something Vietnamese-American female.

Mitchell Reed – 20-something bored journalist, race/ethnic neutral.

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PRODUCTION HISTORY

Originally scheduled to premiere March 26 at New York’s Theater for a New City, the play is scheduled to premiere post-coronavirus. Directed by Joan Kane and produced by Ego Actus (Bruce A! Kraemer Producer).

 

REVIEWS

An essay was written about the play and its social themes.

https://rockwaterreports.com/2020/02/23/meant-to-be-friends-a-review-of-a-black-and-white-cookie-by-gary-morgenstein/

https://thetheatretimes.com/examining-a-black-and-white-cookie/

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 80 minutes without interval

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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