The Last Saint on Sugar Hill OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    October 24, 2013
    Closing:
    November 17, 2013

    Theater: National Black Theatre / 2031Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10035

    Synopsis: 

    Harlem - a mecca for black culture is now home to fancy eateries and a myriad of new residents. Napolean Pettigrew and his sons are die-hard Harlemites and feared property owners who hope to make a profit from this NEW Harlem. However, when they discover one of their properties is a real money-maker, everything they hold sacred—family, loyalty & community—falls apart. Sitting on a gold mine, the Pettigrew men are faced with the biggest decision in their lives—save or destroy the last untouched neighborhood in Harlem.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Last Saint on Sugar Hill

    In the Maelstrom of Harlem’s Gentrification, and Nothing Is Sacred

    Anita Gates

    November 17, 2013: We should not like Napoleon, a vicious Harlem landlord. He is rude. “More liquor, less ice,” Napoleon (Danny Johnson) snaps at the less gifted of his two sons in the first scene of Keith Josef Adkins’s thoughtful drama “The Last Saint on Sugar Hill,” being given its New York premiere by the National Black Theater.

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