On Saturday, October 21 at Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green, an off-Broadway show opened.
Written by Howard L. Craft and directed by Joseph Megel, Freight tells the story of Abel Green, starring J. Alphonse Nicholson, “an African American “Everyman” who exists in five dimensions of America’s modern era” (Broadway World Off-Broadway). Virginia Jimenez, with the Times Square Chronicle, wrote Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green – Absolutely Perfect! Read full article here.
Jimenez applauded Craft’s writing as “absolutely perfect” stating “choosing tense historical moments with ambiguous moral and cultural effects, Howard L. Craft builds an incredible narrative with each poetic word.” Jimenez also commended how “Joseph Megel’s direction high lights every poetic moment using every theatrical element available to him,” while J. Alphonse Nicholson “shows us Abel Green’s story with his whole body and voice.”
Learn more about the show, playwright, director, and actor here.