Feb 7, 2014
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Check out the trailer for the play, “Po’Boys Kitchen,” which was directed by Donte Clark of RAW Talent and produced by Gemika Henderson and Chito Floriano from the RYSE Center in Richmond.

The play centers around a black-owned convenience store and eatery in the heart of Richmond and the colorful characters that frequent it – not just neighborhood families but also prostitutes, drug dealers and crack addicts.

Here’s more of the summary: “Some come for Po’Boys’ signature butter-me-up-cornbread and Big Mama’s southern lemonade; some stop in to talk trash, crack jokes, or gossip about daily news. Some come seeking wisdom and redemption, a clean slate where they can re-write themselves. Will they find the courage to transform their future or will the ghosts of their past pull them back?”

The play will be performed March 7 and 8 at De Anza High School, 5000 Valley View Road in El Sobrante, organizers said. Tickets can be purchased here and are $10 for youths and $20 for adults. The cost is $5 more for tickets purchased at the door.
Tickets can also be purchased at the Making Waves Education Program (200 24th St., 94804) in Richmond.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.