Simple Speaks his mind


I first found Simple, while living in Harlem, a brief stay in Esplanade Gardens last stop on the A train. Better know then as the African Express! Simple is a creation of Langston Hughes every man, a talkative character who speaks on the woes and good times of his community and times… From his mother’s milk to his cold glass of beer we think you will enjoy our ACE buddy!


Langston Hughes (Jaden Jones)

Double roles: Zaretta (Girlfriend) (Landlady)

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Wilmington, NC Thalian Hall Date TBD

Below is a list of venues on our Bucket list! You may also use this list as a tool to begin your child’s inquiry into Theatre Arts as many are colleges. Inside your smart phone it becomes a navigation tool!

Aiken Performing Arts Group
Appalachian State University/Arts & Cultural Programs
Appalachian Theatre of the High Country
Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
Arts Council of Moore County
Arts Council of Wilson
Ashe County Arts Council
Asheville Chamber Music Series
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
Brevard Music Center
Broadway Voices
Brunswick Community College
Bryan Cultural Series
Cabarrus Arts Council
Carolina Civic Center Foundation
Carolina Theatre-Charlotte
Carolina Theatre of Durham
Carolina Theatre of Greensboro
City of Asheboro Sunset Theatre
City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium
Clayton Center for the Arts
Clover School District Auditorium
Community Council for the Arts
Dance Project
Danville Concert Association
Davidson College
Diana Wortham Theatre
Dunn Center for the Performing Arts
Durham Performing Arts Center
East Carolina University
Edgecombe Community College
Elon University
Fayetteville State University Seabrook Auditorium
FMU Performing Arts Center
Givens Performing Arts Center, UNCP
Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
Halle Cultural Arts Center of Apex
High Point Arts Council
High Point Theatre
Holly Springs Cultural Center
Isothermal Community College
J.E. Broyhill Civic Center
John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival
Johnston Community College
LEAF Community Arts
Louisburg College Auditorium
Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center
Mary B. Martin School of the Arts
McGregor Hall
Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival
Orpheum Theatre Group
Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts
Pamlico Musical Society
Paramount Theatre
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
Peace Center
Performing Arts Live of Iredell
Person County Arts Council
Queens University of Charlotte
Richmond Community College Cole Auditorium
Sampson Arts Council
Sampson Centerstage Performing Arts Series
Sandhills Community College
Southeastern Community College
Stanly County Concert Association
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Sumter Opera House
Surry Arts Council
Swain Arts Center
Thalian Hall
The ArtsCenter
The Clayton Center
The Green Room Community Theatre
The Old Theater Corp.
The Paramount Theater of Burlington
The Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College
Town of Cary
Town of Garner
Town of Mooresville
Townsend Center for the Performing Arts
Tryon Fine Arts Center
UNC Asheville Office of Cultural & Special Events
UNCG College of Visual & Performing Arts
UNC School of the Arts
UNC Wilmington Office of the Arts
Wake Forest Renaissance Centre
Wallace-Rose Hill Friends of the Arts
Western Carolina University
Westminster Canterbury Richmond
Wilkes Community College/Walker Center
Yadkin Arts Council and Cultural Center

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