THE DOUBLE V

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THE DOUBLE V
Written by Carole Eglash-Kosoff
Directed by Michael Arabian
Oct. 25 - Nov. 24, 2019
“The Double V” is a new play examining how a 1942 letter to the Pittsburgh Courier, asking whether black men should be asked to fight for a country that considers them “half-American,” sparked the Double V campaign and, many believe, the civil rights movement. - LA Times
THE TEAM
Written by Carole Eglash-Kosoff
Directed by Michael Arabian
Scenic Design by John Iacovelli
Produced by Leigh Fortier
Lighting Design by Jared A. Sayeg
Costume Design by Dana Rebecca Woods
Music Preparation / Sound Design by Christopher Moscatiello
Projection Design by Fritz Davis
Publicity by Kuker & Lee PR
ENSEMBLE CAST INCLUDES
Nic Few* – Ira Lewis
Brie Eley* – Marjorie “Madge” Evans
Preston Butler III* – James “Jimmy Thompson
Terra Strong Lyons – Annie Culver
Cary Thompson – Frank Bolden, Clem Thompson
Joe Coffey* - Charlie Simpson, J. Edgar Hoover
Jamal Henderson – Joe Bibb Chris Thompson
John Apicella* – William “Biff” Trent

* Proud Member of Actor’s Equity

Tickets: www.onstage411.com/doublev
Fri. & Sat. 8PM and Sun 3PM
General Admission: $40

Reviews

Elaine L. Mura - LA Splash

Director Michael Arabian works skillfully with a passionate cast and committed playwright to present this forgotten piece of history, a history which was instrumental in sparking the Civil Rights movement in the 1960’s. THE DOUBLE V is a fascinating journey into the past which remains relevant to this day. This thought-provoking play is both intriguing and riveting as it traces the evolution of a movement which will eventually have a major impact on American society.

sweet - Elaine Mura - Splash Magazines - ...read full review


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The didactic part of The Double V weakens the drama for me, but I still can recommend the play, not just for its historical worth but for its strong performances and skillful direction. I am also much impressed with John Iacovelli’s sprightly set.

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


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The Double V may have started as a precursor to the turbulent 60s but it’s legacy remains a mainstay.

sweet - Mary Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


Eric A Gordon

In an ideal world, The Double V would be produced by regional theatre companies and high school and college theatre programs all over the country as a staple in the American dramatic canon. It needs to be seen.

sweet - Eric Gordon - People's World - ...read full review


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The Double V is a very moving play that tackles an embarrassing era in America. It entertains and teaches and really opens our eyes to the rampant discrimination of that time. The classy well paced 2 act play is produced by award winning producer Leigh Fortier.

I highly recommend this play to all and think it would make a great field trip for students as well.

sweet - Harrison Held - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


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Beautifully staged with exquisite set designs and ingenious direction, “The Double V” is a must-see play, full of excellent actors putting their hearts into every word and their souls into every scene. I cannot recommend this play enough… Bravo!!

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman

Eglash-Kosoff’s well-intended but formulaic script is an educational vehicle that pits good guys with ideas about right and justice against Ku Klux Klansmen and other reactionary racists and the system they serve.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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THE DOUBLE V presents itself as a drama that showcases a young man’s patriotic duties and his struggles to become equal in a world of inequality. From this point, this eventually lead toward the mass marches, the efforts of the freedom riders, even leading into the post-modern era of the #Black Lives Matter factions. The play’s reach is far, and holds plenty of uplifting intentions. The war may become long over with as well as becoming victorious, but the efforts for racial equality has yet to be won. It’s another “V” to go!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


Elaine L. Mura - LA Splash

Director Michael Arabian works skillfully with a passionate cast and committed playwright to present this forgotten piece of history, a history which was instrumental in sparking the Civil Rights movement in the 1960’s. THE DOUBLE V is a fascinating journey into the past which remains relevant to this day. This thought-provoking play is both intriguing and riveting as it traces the evolution of a movement which will eventually have a major impact on American society.

sweet - Elaine Mura - Splash Magazines - ...read full review


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The didactic part of The Double V weakens the drama for me, but I still can recommend the play, not just for its historical worth but for its strong performances and skillful direction. I am also much impressed with John Iacovelli’s sprightly set.

sweet - Willard Manus - Total Theater - ...read full review


Avatar

The Double V may have started as a precursor to the turbulent 60s but it’s legacy remains a mainstay.

sweet - Mary Montoro - All About the Stage - ...read full review


Eric A Gordon

In an ideal world, The Double V would be produced by regional theatre companies and high school and college theatre programs all over the country as a staple in the American dramatic canon. It needs to be seen.

sweet - Eric Gordon - People's World - ...read full review


Avatar

The Double V is a very moving play that tackles an embarrassing era in America. It entertains and teaches and really opens our eyes to the rampant discrimination of that time. The classy well paced 2 act play is produced by award winning producer Leigh Fortier.

I highly recommend this play to all and think it would make a great field trip for students as well.

sweet - Harrison Held - Discover Hollywood - ...read full review


Avatar

Beautifully staged with exquisite set designs and ingenious direction, “The Double V” is a must-see play, full of excellent actors putting their hearts into every word and their souls into every scene. I cannot recommend this play enough… Bravo!!

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman

Eglash-Kosoff’s well-intended but formulaic script is an educational vehicle that pits good guys with ideas about right and justice against Ku Klux Klansmen and other reactionary racists and the system they serve.

sweet-sour - Deborah Klugman - Stage Raw - ...read full review


Avatar

THE DOUBLE V presents itself as a drama that showcases a young man’s patriotic duties and his struggles to become equal in a world of inequality. From this point, this eventually lead toward the mass marches, the efforts of the freedom riders, even leading into the post-modern era of the #Black Lives Matter factions. The play’s reach is far, and holds plenty of uplifting intentions. The war may become long over with as well as becoming victorious, but the efforts for racial equality has yet to be won. It’s another “V” to go!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review