The Flea


March 15 - April 3, 2023
The Flea Theater, 20 Thomas St, New York, NY 10007
“undoubtedly moving...a masterwork of small intricacies.”
Maya Phillips, The New York Times
"Howard, who wrote and directed this production, certainly knows how to make an impression."
Maya Phillips, The New York Times
"The writing is bleak and colorful and gorgeous enough for poetry."
David Barbour, Lighting & Sound America
"a powerfully evocative performance piece...“Hang Time” is filled with the magic of theatre."
Glenda Frank, New York Theatre Wire
"Directors like Zora Howard are rare – and wonderful."
Glenda Frank, New York Theatre Wire
"a startling and stunning absolutely heart-wrenching and hauntingly beautiful experience."
Holli Harms, The Front Row Center

Three men chew the fat under an old, wide tree. In HANG TIME, we peek into the interiority – the great loves and bitter blues – of Black men in America. Setting the romantic and the macabre in sharp relief, HANG TIME invites the viewer to envisage the living Black body triumphant over the legacy of violence that it holds.

Written and directed by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Zora Howard in her directorial debut, HANG TIME is a deeply moving and subversive work not to be missed in a strictly limited engagement at The Flea this spring.

To further our commitment to accessibility for all audiences, The Flea offers a limited number of first-come, first-serve $20 tickets to all performances of HANG TIME. All seating is general admission.

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