Eartha Kitt the Entertainment and High Societal Icon
EARTHA KITT LOVE…. CONTINUES JANUARY 17 TO 20 TH 2020 @ THE DWYER CULTURALCENTER
DON’T MISS THE BIRTHDAY RECEPTION ON JAN. 17TH
Starring Dierdra McDowell as Eartha Kitt
Directed by Marishka S. Phillips
Sponsored by Dwyer Cultural Center in association with MPTP Productions International
In 1968 while at the height of her career as a world-renowned entertainer, Eartha Kitt was also working as one of the main lobbyists for a group of young activists called the Rebels With A Cause.
During this time, Miss Kitt was then invited to the White House by Lady Bird Johnson to partake in a women’s luncheon to discuss the issue of the rising crime rates in America. At the luncheon however, when Eartha stood up and expressed her views, stating that the increase in crime was mostly due to America’s involvement in the Vietnam War, Lady Bird Johnson was personally insulted by the comment and shortly after, by order of President Lyndon Johnson, Eartha Kitt was blacklisted from work in the United States for the following 10 years!
DOWN TO EARTHA is a one-woman show written and performed by Dierdra McDowell, and directed by Marishka S. Phillips. In one act filled with drama and music, this play explores Eartha Kitts personal re-encounter of that fateful day in detail. It also delves into her personal journey back to her power and freedom.
Stemming from a life ridden with years of child abuse, Eartha’s personal journey proves to be at times a nightmare of a hurdle! It is one that could only be conquered by the power of love.
LOCATION: The Dwyer Cultural Center located at 258 St.Nicholas Ave, Harlem, NY 10027
ENTRANCE: 123rd Street (bet) St. Nicholas Ave & Frederick Douglas Blvd
TRAINS: A, B, C, D (close) or 2,3 (few blocks) Harlem-125th St Station
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dwyercc.org