This weekend is the last production of Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking, a humourous and poignant commentary on the nation's dwindling concern for our elders, featuring actors Hal Williams and Felton Perry in the West Coast premiere play written by Gus Edwards and Directed by Ed De Shae.
The play is about two men Henry and Abe who really don't like one another, but like magnets are drawn to the same park bench everyday. They sit together somewhat bewildered by the world in front of them including the news, the busy pace of passerby, and how invisible they have become to everyone around them. Over the years they have forged an abiding, though cantankerous, companionship, and in the twilight of their lives they find themselves more intertwined than either had imagined.
Williams is best known for his role as the Black cop, Officer Smith (Smitty) on Sanford and Son and the patriarch Lester Jenkins, husband of Marla Gibbs' character on 227. He also starred in the movie Private Benjamin, opposite Goldie Hawn.
Perry is best known for his role in the 1987 science fiction movie RoboCop I, II, and III as Donald Johnson, the executive at the corporation Omni Comsumer Products (OCP). He is also known as Inspector Early Smith in the 1973 movie Magnum Force, the second film of the "Dirty Harry" series.
Performances will take place on February 24, 7:00 p.m. and February 25, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino, 37-500 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from www.IWTheater.com or call the box office at (760)341- 6909.
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