2/16 Do the Right Thing
Tonight, Tuesday FEBRUARY 16th, we will be continuing Black Playwrights Month with a reading of the 1989 film DO THE RIGHT THING by Spike Lee.
DO THE RIGHT THING is a 1989 American comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. The movie tells the story of a Brooklyn neighborhood’s simmering racial tension, which comes to a head and culminates in tragedy on the hottest day of summer. The film was a critical and commercial success and received numerous accolades and awards, including Academy Award nominations, and it is often listed among the greatest films of all time. In 1999, it was deemed to be “culturally significant” by the U.S. Library ofCongress, and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry, one of just six films to have this honor in their first year of eligibility.
The Complex, Dorie Theater
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, February 16th
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
MOOKIE/EDDIE – Oscar Gubelman*
SAL/CLIFTON/CHARLIE – John Ross Clark*
DA MAYOR/STEVIE – Herman Poppe*
PINO/ML/OFFICER PONTE – Christy Bell*
MOTHER SISTER/CEE/CARMEN – Harriet Barton
BUGGIN’ OUT/MISTER SENOR LOVE DADDY/TINA – Emily Clark*
RADIO RAHEEM/JADE/POLICE LOUDSPEAKER – Kate Purnell*
VITO/SMILEY/SONNY/COCONUT SID – Sam Coffman
ELLA/OFFICER LONG/KIM/LOUISE – Azadui Safo
SWEET DICK WILLIE/PUNCHY/VOICE/AHMAD – Jerome St. Jerome
*Play Club VIP