|T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh||Bryan C. Jones|
FAMU Lyceum Series Committee will host famed actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh and Broadway performer Bryan C. Jones in the debut performance of “Sellout!?!” This performance is scheduled for April 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall Auditorium. Keymáh and Jones are graduates of FAMU.
Tickets are available now at FAMU’s Ticket Office located in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium. Ticket prices are $12 for the general public and $5 for students.
“Sellout!?!” is a show, with music, that chronicles the forty-year career of two performers who have different perspectives on the meaning of success. Is it making it to the top or is it making a difference? “Sellout!?!” also shows glimpses of other professionals grappling with the same dilemma.
There will be a discussion with the audience after each performance of “Sellout!?!”
Keymáh is known worldwide as a series regular on Fox’s Emmy Award-winning In Living Color, CBS’s COSBY, and Disney’s That’s So Raven. Her stage performances include her acclaimed solo shows Some of My Best Friends and Don’t Get Me Started; the Moscow production of John Henry Redwood’s drama, The Old Settler; and her variety show, T'Keyah Live! She directed the world premiere of Route 66: Finding Nat King Cole and served as celebrity co-chair of the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival.
Keymáh has returned to FAMU many times to perform and speak, and has received all of the school’s top awards including an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.
“I love entertaining, but when I work this hard, I also want to create something of substance,” says Keymáh. “Black people in America always deal with the question of whether success for us means selling out... I am very grateful to have FAMU’s support and excited to work with Bryan again!”
Jones expressed his excitement about returning to FAMU.
“It feels great for the show’s life to begin at FAMU,” Jones said, “because I am indebted to FAMU for my theater life.”
Jones appeared in Broadway shows such as The First Lady with Vickie Winans and Clifton Davis and the long running hit A Chorus Line.“ Currently, he is a national HIV/AIDS advocate and activist. His one-man show, “A.I.D.S. - ... And I Die Slowly,” has toured the country for three years including a performance at the 2012 International AIDS Conference.
Keymáh and Jones met while students at FAMU appearing in the Essential Theatre production, “Memories of a FAMU Tradition.”
For more information, call (850) 599-3413.