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PLATANOS AND COLLARD GREENS, written by David Lamb and directed by Summer Hill Seven, tells the story of two college students, Freeman, an African-American man and Angelita, a Latino woman, both forced to confront and overcome cultural and racial prejudices while defending their bond from the biases held by family and friends.
Platanos and Collard Greens has enchanted audiences of over 150,000 both Off Broadway in New York City and at over 150 colleges and universities in more than 10 major cities and 17 states around the country.
While practicing law, David Lamb’s unique entrepreneurial spirit drove him to form a publishing company through which he published his first novel, “Do Platanos Go Wit Collard Greens?”. The novel became the linchpin in a study-guide used by NYC's Alternative High School system.
Since founding Between The Lines Productions, Jamillah Lamb has steered the company to constant growth and increasing prominence. Jamillah graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in Economics and from Harvard University with a Masters in Public Policy.
Actress: Hjordy Matos plays the lead Angelita in Platanos. Hjordy is a Suma Cum Laude graduate of City College
Actor: Toi Williams plays the father in Platanos. Toi has studied at Freedom Theatre (Philadelphia), Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia), and HB Studios (NY) and Hampton University.
Actor: PHILLIP J. SMITH made his professional debut originating the role of Freeman Woodson when Platanos opened summer 2003. Phillip is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts ('03).
Check out http://www.platanosandcollardgreens.com
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