Judge Mablean Ephriam Foundation Presents a Tribute To Rosa Parks Starring Ella Joyce
Los Angeles, CA – Actress Ella Joyce, best known for her co-starring role of Eleanor on FOX TV’s “Roc”, and Jasmine on “My Wife & Kids, captures the famous moment in the life of Rosa Parks, affectionately called “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement”, in her highly acclaimed, one-woman play A Rose Among Thorns.
The show recently performed in Louisville, KY presented by The Muslim Journal to a standing ovation. It was also presented as part of the Rosa Parks Sculpture Project and ArtPrize celebration in Michigan presented by the Grand Rapids Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, following another special performance in Connecticut presented by the Yale African American Affinity Group. It is presently booked to perform during the upcoming MLK weekend celebrations on Saturday, January 15, 2011 (7:30pm) at the well known West Angeles Performing Arts Theatre, 3020 Crenshaw Blvd., presented by Judge Mablean Ephriam Foundation.
Words that continue to describe Ella Joyce’s performances are: “mesmerizing…” – Susan Gilmore, Winston-Salem Journal, “Simply Amazing” – D. Shahid Abdul Karim, The Muslim Journal, “Refreshingly intimate” – Nicole Zaza of the Houston Arts, “…classy” – Jack Zink, South Florida Sun Sentinel, “incredible performance” – Mary Montoro, Los Angeles Sentinel, “…spellbinding” – Ed Bumgardner, National Black Theater Festival, “…full of love” says The Grand Rapids Press. A “must see” is echoed by all.
A Rose Among Thorns continues to be booked throughout the year between other projects that Ms. Joyce engages in such as Warner Bros. film “Preacher’s Kid”, an hilarious cameo in the comedy “Our Family Wedding”, and the recent world premiere of a new play “Bossa Nova” at Yale Repertory Theater. Following rave reviews from the National Black Theatre Festival, A Rose Among Thorns traveled to 26 cities performing for churches, schools, business organizations, and special events throughout the year, receiving an NAACP Theatre Nomination, The Key To The City of Ft. Lauderdale, an Appreciation Award from Concerned African Women (Miami), and Testimonial Resolutions. For more information including the official booking Calendar, tickets, and press reviews, visit the official website www.aRoseAmongThorns.com.
A Rose Among Thorns, created, written and performed by Ella Joyce, directed by Dan Martin (“The Bold & The Beautiful”), takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey not only exploring the “famous incident”, but also exploring the deeds of many other unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of Rosa Parks.
For general information on the actress, visit www.EllaJoyce.com
To book this critically acclaimed one-woman play, contact:
Helen Sugland, Landmark Artists Management – (818) 848-9800