A deeply compelling play that combines a drama about voter suppression

with lines from the song, “Oxford Town,”

written by musical icon, BOB DYLAN.


DATE: June 14th at 7:00pm

LOCATION: ETHICAL CULTURAL SOCIETY, 2 West 64th Street

LIVE GUITAR plays in background. “SOMEBODY BETTER INVESTIGATE SOON”

– lyrics from a haunting song provide a Greek chorus throughout the play.

THE TIME — 1960’s. THE PLACE — Mississippi.


“Oxford Town” was written about James Meredith, the first black person admitted to Mississippi U. in 1962. As Dylan said, the song, “deals with the Meredith case and then again it doesn’t. It could have happened at any time.” Riots erupted, two men were killed.

The rampant racism continued and in 1965, Henrietta Wright, was arrested in from of the Last Chance Cafe, a small store owned by her husband and herself. The reason, she was told, was due to a traffic violation.

She had not stopped for a red light!

A fabricated traffic violation led to a violation of a black woman’s civil rights. She was assaulted,

committed to a psychiatric ward (due to the lies of two doctors) and then served time in prison.

Mrs. Wright, a young woman in her 30’s, had the courage to file

a complaint with the ACLU against two police men and two doctors.

Martin Garbus, a young New York lawyer who worked for the ACLU, flew to Oxford, Mississippi.

He then drove one hour to a small town in Mississippi in order to represent Henrietta Wright.

He warned this young woman that her chances of winning were next to nothing.

Garbus told Mrs. Wright that thought they would not win,

they would make a strong statement. This is indeed what happened.

Sixty years later this play could not be more relevant.

Don’t miss an incredible evening of drama, live music, and the profound, prophetic words of Bob Dylan.

The show will be followed by a discussion with legendary lawyer Martin Garbus, best-selling author, journalist, and social commentator Ellis Cose, the cast, and the author of the play.

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Date: July 21st

Location: Garry Marshall Theatre, 4252 W Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505

On February 5th, 2021, Election Day in Georgia,

the RRR traveled to the National Action Network in Atlanta and presented a taped version of

“When Truth is Not Enough,” a play about voter suppression,

written by Susan Charlotte, directed by Antony Marsellis,

and starring Sean Dougherty, Ebony Jo-Ann,

Angela Pierce, and Dominique Sharpton.

After the audience viewed the show,

they went to the famed Ebenezer Baptist Church

and then ended the day by voting!

Description and history of the

Rosa Parks sits in the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after the Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal on the city bus system on December 21st, 1956. Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955 for refusing to give up her seat in the front of a bus in Montgomery set off a successful boycott of the city busses. Man sitting behind Parks is Nicholas C. Chriss, a reporter for United Press International out of Atlanta.
Rosa Parks

On February 24th, 2020, at 7:30pm

at NYC Chapter of NAN in Harlem.

This unique project includes:

a play about voter suppression

by Susan Charlotte,

directed by Tony Marsellis

Sean Dougherty, Morgan Hallet

Ebony Jo-Ann, and Dominque Sharpton

SEAN DOUGHERTY & EBONY JO-ANN

This compelling one-act drama was followed by on-site voter registration!

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On December 1st, we presented

at the National Action Network’s venue in Harlem

along with a performance of

When Truth is Not Enough, a play about voter suppression.

Their response could not have been more moving!

Francisco Burgos registers to vote
Fransisco Burgos registers to vote

On Friday, September 27th Cause Célèbre

partnered with Democracy Prep Public Schools

to present ROSA’S REGISTRATION RIDE

along with a performance of When the Truth is Not Enough

to over 200 high school students.

The response was extraordinary.

After a deeply compelling Q & A with the cast and writer,

the students went into the field where several hundred

people registered to vote and 400 pledged to register to vote.

The results from one presentation were incredible!

MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S OFFICE SPONSORED

10 Young People to attend Rosa’s Registration Ride

at the National Action Network on the 1st of December!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

The most important way to voice your opinion is by VOTING!

The RRR makes that possible.

Your DONATION will help us continue to present

the Rosa’s Registration Ride.

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PBS Original Series

Cause Celebre and PBS/WSKG present


A television movie which revolves around

losing one’s memory

while gaining an important connection.

The film, directed by Antony Marsellis

and written by Susan Charlotte

premiered on November 8th

and received a tremendous response.


The show was rebroadcast on December 27th on PBS.


Starring:

Emmy nominee Louise Lasser

& Tony Award winner Carole Shelley,

with Catherine Chadwick and Michael Citriniti.

Louise Lasser
Carole Shelly

 

The original score was composed by

four-time Emmy winner Billy Goldenberg.


The play was originally performed on

Theatre Row in New York City.

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