BROKEN TABLES

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Eli Lu Entertainment and S-Type Productions Teams Up with Mill Creek Community Partnership for Spoken Word Stage Play: Broken Tables

Broken Tables is a thought-provoking spoken word stage play by Eli Lu Entertainment in association with S-Type Productions and  Mill Creek Community Partnership (MCCP); that focuses on the history of the black family structure and its transformation over the decades. Six poets will play the roles of various generations within one family from the late 1800’s to the present time. It’s a play on words with minimum props to bring the storytelling to life.

The showcase will dive into the many facets such as historical events, poverty, war, drugs, welfare, and much more that has greatly impacted and altered the black family. The show will “Bring it all to the table”, in which the “dining table” concept will be used as the focal backdrop of the showcase. The dining table is said to be the heartbeat of a family, where many families gather as one and engage in conversations. While the poetic pieces will reflect much of our past and present, the showcase will invoke change. It will be a family show where many will come to reflect on their own family structures, laugh, cry, and be entertained all in one sitting. The goal is to ignite much-needed conversations, reflection, healing, understanding, and awareness. It’s time to come back to the table!

Supported by MCCP’s founder Cassandra Green, Eli and Lu Bevins (Eli Lu Entertainment) will be directing and Stacey Sherill  (of S-Type Productions) is producing the show. Each showcase will run for 90 minutes: 60 minutes of showtime, 30 minutes for the after show segment with Q&A. The after show segment will allow the audience to have an open discussion to further the conversation on the topics presented in the pieces as well as ask the cast questions. Additionally, there will be a mini art exhibition of artwork from various artist depicting black families that will be set up outside of the theater for guest to observe. “We wanted this show to be one that leaves a lasting impression of families by using Broken Tables to achieve three things: ‘Provoke broken families to come together, to allow complete families to stay as one, and for those who have never experienced a good family structure to learn how they can create one. ” Sherill said.

CAST

Theresa Tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. Broken Tables
THERESA THA S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D.

Spoken Word Artist / Singer

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BROTHER HAHZ

Gospel Rapper/Spoken Word Artist

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Lu Bevins Broken Tables

LU BEVINS

Spoken Word Artist

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The Pastor Jul Cast Broken Tables

PASTOR JUL

Spoken Word Artist

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Eli Bevins Broken Tables

ELI BEVINS

Spoken Word Artist

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SPONSORSHIP

Theatre production can be costly from venue and insurance cost to props, talent and staffing. With your support, we will be able to produce not only a high quality production but one with experience and audience engagement.

SPONSOR BENEFITS

  • Advertise your brand, business or organization to 720 attendees!
    • Opportunities: program booklet, email, web/social media, video, etc.
  • Demonstrate your strong support for Philadelphia’s creative arts community: artist, poets, entrepreneurs, etc.
  • Tax Deductible under MCCP 501c3
  • Be apart of a movement and mission to bring families together
  • The opportunity to network with other businesses, organizations, and entertainment industry professionals, etc.

WAYS TO SUPPORT

  • Provide a monetary donation to underwrite the expenses of our show
  • Provide an in-kind product such as food, supplies, and costumes, etc. or in-kind services, such as photography, videography, or whatever your business does. Our team would appreciate any support efforts!
  • Volunteer your time on the day of the show

CONTACT US

If interested in being a sponsor/in-kind sponsor or sponsoring tickets for others please contact us at sponsor@eliluent.com

For press opportunities or interested in covering the event please email: press@eliluent.com

For questions regarding the production contact brokentables@eliluent.com

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