Nina Foxx’s play Just Short of Crazy debuts at the
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Friday, February 12 – Saturday, February 13, 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 14, 3 p.m.
Author and playwright Nina Foxx’s play Just Short of Crazy, presented at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, makes its stage debut February 12 thru 14, 2016. Written and directed by Nina Foxx, the play is based on the book of the same name, published by HarperCollins Publishers, and is produced by Alma Davenport.
Just Short of Crazy tells the story of Alexis, who thought her new hobby would help her get her life together after being left at the altar but instead finds herself in the middle of hot water and fighting an attraction to Remedy Brown, a nightclub owner with a spotted past. And though Alexis is wary about diving recklessly too soon into the relationship fire again, she can’t help wondering if sexy, warm-hearted Remedy might be a remedy for what’s ailing her. The Seattle cast includes Danela Butler, Geoffery Simmons, Janice Spinks, Kia Pierce, Jermaine Lindsay, Angela Stewart, Nicholas Horiatis, Ashley Salazar and Alex Ung. To purchase tickets visit: Brown Paper Tickets. For additional information contact YLGORE74@gmail.com. To connect via social media, visit Just Short of Crazy-The Stage Play on Facebook.
Seattle-based Nina Foxx is an NAACP Image Award nominated writer, award winning filmmaker and playwright. She has authored numerous books as both Nina Foxx and Cynnamon Foster. Just Short of Crazy is her second work for stage. The first, Marrying Up, opened outside Atlanta and in San Antonio. That play is now on DVD, distributed by Urban Home Entertainment. “I wrote this (Just Short of Crazy) a bit ago, after the first play. I’d learned a lot at the Commercial Theater Institute in New York. But when I met Alma, she pushed me to make it better and take a closer look at the question of whether having money makes our desires any different or better.”
Seattle-based Alma M. Davenport has won many awards for both poetry and dramatic writing, most notably The Goldberg Award for Playwriting Excellence and the Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry Award. She attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and operates a business in Kirkland. “This play (Just Short of Crazy) spoke to me. I know that every person asks themselves the question of what will really make them happy many times in their lives. Nina presents a slice of modern life that makes the audience look inward, but laugh while they do it.”