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A Brown Tale

Sep 13 - 23 , 2017 · DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square

$20

Presented by: On Q Productions

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A Brown Tale

Sep 13 - 23 , 2017 · DUKE ENERGY THEATER at Spirit Square

$20

Presented by: On Q Productions

Opening Season 11: Redemption Song, OnQ presents A BROWN TALE, written and performed by James T. Alfred.  A tapestry of stories woven together creates this coming-of-age narrative which takes is on a journey through Alfred’s child hood to his adult life. Growing up on the south side of Chicago in public housing, Alfred explores the impact that community has on an individual’s personal development, commenting on a number of topics steeped in the community, such as public schools, Church and local commerce. 

Playing over 20 different characters, James T. Alfred is a tour de force in this comedic one-man show. No stranger to the Charlotte stage, we last saw Mr. Alfred as MLK Jr. in The Mountaintop at Booth Playhouse in 2014. Audiences may also be familiar with his recent television appearances in FOX’s smash hit drama, Empire as Tyree, owner of “Ghetto Ass Studio,” and as Kenya Taylor in the STARZ original series, BOSS. A long time company member of Penumbra Theater Company, Alfred teams up with award winning PTC Founder, Lou Bellamy, who directs this critically acclaimed work. A BROWN TALE is a hilarious yet poignant piece of work that highlights a community’s shared humanity whose ethos and pathos are story-worthy.  

Sponsored by: Digital Divas


Pay what you can performance is on Tuesday, 9/12/17 at 7:30pm.

Season tickets are available here.

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.

7th Street Station Parking Garage
Enter on 6th or 7th Streets between N. College and N. Brevard Streets.

*The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*

When You Exit

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

CLICK HERE for parking information for Blumenthal Performing Arts Center events. (Belk Theater, Booth Playhouse, Stage Door Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.

Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience.

  • Assistive listening systems available
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the Tryon Street entrance or in the 7th Street drop-off area.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theatre or Duke Power Theatre, simply ask any usher for assistance.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at Spirit Square will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested.

Assistive Learning Devices
Assistive listening equipment is available free of charge for all amplified performances. Please see an usher for assistance.

Group Sales

Group pricing available for groups of 10+