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The Execution of Helen Ray Fowler: An Original Play Based on Actual Events

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$25 – $30

The Execution of Helen Ray Fowler
Based on Actual Events

In a notorious red-light district of Niagara Falls, Hellen Ray Fowler, a thrice-married woman with five children, ran a boarding house while her husband was drafted into war (WWII) in 1943. Her fragile family dynamic is disastrously disrupted when she takes up with the new hothead boarder, George Knight. A fit of jealousy and a series of bad decisions results in a man’s death. Tried, convicted, and sent “up the river’ to Sing Sing Prison’s condemned cells, they meet their end in “Old Sparky” and Helen makes history as the only black woman legally executed in the state of New York.

Please be advised, this show is meant for mature audiences only. Highly suggested for audiences 18+.

Showtimes
Friday, February 16 7PM
Saturday, February 17 7PM
Sunday, February 18 3PM
Friday, February 23 7PM
Saturday, February 24 7PM
Sunday, February 25 3PM

$30 General Admission/$25 Senior/Student
TICKETS HERE: https://bethanyarts.org/calendar/helenrayfowler/

Playwright: Misha T. Sinclair
Content Creator & Producer: Joyce Sharrock-Cole
Director: Mel Hancock

CAST
HELEN FOWLER: Donna James
GEORGE KNIGHT: Steve Allen
WILLIAM FOWLER: Brian Bagot
LEE CLARK: Rick Levi
CARLA JANUARY PHILIPS: Chasity Perez
WALKER EARL THOMSON: Keith Bullock
BIRDIE JOHNSON: Jessica Bonds
RUTH PERSONS: Caturah Brown
GENEVIEVE PERSONS: Wanda Tyson
PROSECUTOR: Richard Troiano
DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Nick Byrne
DETECTIVE FITZSIMMONS: Jeff Ramsey
SOLDIER PAUL W. BLACKWELL: Ari Mack
DEATH HOUSE MATRON: Katrina Holmes

Details

Date:
February 25
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Series:
Cost:
$25 – $30
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://bethanyarts.org/calendar/helenrayfowler/

Organizer

Bethany Arts Community
Phone
(914) 944-4278
Email
info@bethanyarts.org
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Venue

Bethany Arts Community
40 Somerstown Road
Ossining NY, NY 10562 United States
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Phone
9149444278
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