‘The Death of Bessie Smith’ to be performed at Interfaith

New Brooklyn Theater will perform “The Death of Bessie Smith” at Interfaith Medical Center. The play centers on a black woman who is refused care at an all-white hospital. This is an important artistic project about healthcare inequality that will take place at a hospital threatened with closure that serves low-income patients of color. The play will begin performances Thursday, January 9, 2014 and run throughSunday, January 19. 

There will be community discussions at the end of each performance. The January 12 performance will be followed by a panel discussion featuring City Councilmember Robert Cornegy, NYSNA executive director Jill Furillo, activist Sharonnie Perry of the Interfaith Community Advisory Board, Diane Porter of the Interfaith Board of Trustees, and Jonathan Solari, artistic director of New Brooklyn Theater.

Tickets are free, but there is limited availability, so don’t delay. Click here to get your tickets now!