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Pacifica Radio Archives to Host New Play About James Baldwin

by Pacifica Radio Archives Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2002 at 6:36 PM
shawn@pacificaradioarchives.org (818) 506-1077 ext. 264

Pacifica Radio Archives is holding a special event -- a benefit performance of JAMES BALDWIN DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP, a new one-man play written and performed by Tony award-nominated actor Calvin Levels, depicting the rich, impassioned life of the great novelist, playwright, essayist and civil rights activist.

Pacifica Radio Archives

www.pacificaradioarhives.org

The Pacifica Radio Archives to Hold Benefit Performance of

JAMES BALDWIN

DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP

A New One Man Play Written & Performed By

CALVIN LEVELS

Tony Award Nominated Actor

Making his Los Angeles Theater Debut

Fundraiser Aims to Help Stem Deterioration Of

Rare Recordings, Including the Voices of Malcolm X,

Martin Luther King, Fannie Lou Hamer, Langston Hughes

Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin

LOS ANGELES (December 30)- - Pacifica Radio Archives is holding a special event -- a benefit performance of JAMES BALDWIN DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP, a new one-man play written and performed by Tony award-nominated actor Calvin Levels, depicting the rich, impassioned life of the great novelist, playwright, essayist and civil rights activist.

The fundraiser will be held Sunday, January 12, 2003, with performances at 2 PM and 6 PM with a VIP reception from 4-6 PM at the 4305 Village Theatre at 4305 Degnan Blvd. in Leimert Park (near Crenshaw and 43rd Street).

The VIP Honorary Host Committee includes: Ed Asner, Ben Caldwell, Eso Won Books, Danny Glover, Martin Landau, David Moses, CCH Pounder, Mark Rydell, Susan Sarandon, Tavis Smiley, Paul Allen Smith, Rep. Maxine Waters, Howard Zinn & Michael Zinzun.

JAMES BALDWIN DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP is directed by ART EVANS and produced by presented by Theatre Dreams in association with Ron Richards Production.

To order tickets call: (818) 506-1077 ext. 264. TICKET PRICES: Tickets 2 PM show is .00 each. The 6 PM show is .00 each. Ticket prices include a VIP reception 4 PM-6PM. Catering for the VIP reception is courtesy of Christoria Le-Florence.

Proceeds will benefit the Save Pacifica Radio Archives Project, KAOS Network Youth Programs & Momma Di's Kitchen for the Homeless.

THE PACIFICA RADIO ARCHIVES is working to save more than 47,000 historic tapes that span half a century of radio programming. Considered by many historians and scholars to be one of the most important audio collections in the world, thousands of tapes in the Los Angeles-based Pacifica Radio Archives are in danger of permanent damage caused by aging. Internationally recognized sound preservation experts have advised Pacifica to conduct an immediate review of the endangered tapes and to transfer them to new mediums, such as digital audio.

The archives house rare recordings of internationally known writers, political activists, religious leaders and entertainers such as Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Malcolm X, Archbishop Oscar Romero, Fannie Lou Hamer, Paul Robeson, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, Rachel Carson, Lenny Bruce and of course James Baldwin.

*It's a priceless cultural record,* said Gary Handman, director of the Media Resource Center at UC Berkeley's Moffitt Library. *(Pacifica) has chronicled most of the bellwether social and political movements around the country over the last 50 years or so.* (San Francisco Chronicle November 21, 2002)

Founded in 1949 by World War II conscientious objector Lewis Hill, Pacifica Radio was created as the first non-commercial, listener-sponsored radio station in the United States. The Pacifica Radio Archives was established in 1971 to house the audio-tape collection gathered from Pacifica Radio stations, KPFK-90.7 FM here in Los Angeles, KPFA-94.1 FM in Berkeley, WBAI-99.5 FM in New York, KPFT-90.1 FM in Houston, and WPFW-89.3 FM in Washington D.C.

JAMES BALDWIN DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP traces the turbulent life of the American writer recognized for his novels on sexual and personal identity, along with plays and sharp essays on the civil rights struggle. Baldwin returns from the ethereal realm and embodies a playwright-performer on the brink of failing miserably before an opening night Broadway audience. Baldwin, intent on setting the record straight, directly addresses the audience as he recounts various topics about his life.

They include his early childhood growing up in Harlem as a prodigious reader and fiery young minister; to his first sexual experiences and love affairs; to forming and destroying a relationship with his idol Richard Wright, author of Native Son; leaving America and moving to Paris; publishing his works, including his first novel Go Tell It On The Mountain; friendship and rivalries with the likes of Marlon Brando, Loraine Hansberry, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, William Faulkner, Langton Hughes and many others; his sour relationship with the Actors Studio; his association with Dr. Martin Luther King , Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and the civil rights movement; up until his death at his home in the South of France. Baldwin, finally summoned back to the mountaintop, leaves the performer imbued with a passion that will change his life forever.

Calvin Levels portrays the performer-playwright and James Baldwin.This is Mr. Levels Los Angeles theatre debut. In New York he has appeared in OPEN ADMISSIONS the one-act at The Ensemble Studio Theatre, David Mamet’s THE SHAWL at Lincoln Center Theatre and OPEN ADMISSIONS at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway for which he received The Theatre World Award for Outstanding New Talent, and nominations for The Tony Award, New York Drama Desk Award and New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Play. He has also appeared in numerous feature films television movies and series.

Pacifica Radio Archives

3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West

North Hollywood, CA 91604

www.pacificaradioarchives.org

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