Spike Lee Presents New Play Starring Def Poetry’s Lemon Anderson

The birth of Hip-Hop culture will serve as the backdrop for a new one-man play starring Def Poetry regular Lemon Anderson. Written and performed by Anderson, County of Kings chronicles the Brooklyn, NY-born poet’s coming of age as a kid growing up in an unforgiving environment while facing difficult and sometimes humorous experiences. The Elise Thoron-helmed memoir is the latest venture for Anderson, who served as an original cast member and writer of the Tony awarding Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. In addition, the poet has appeared in The Soloist with Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr. and the Spike Lee directed Inside Man with Denzel Washington. Lee, along with The Culture Project, will present County of Kings as the play officially begins its theatrical run at The Public Theater on October 12. Previews of the production start on September 29. Tickets for the preview performances are $25. A limited number of tickets for all other performances (not including opening night), will be sold for $25, cash only, at the box office.

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