True Colors Theatre will bring to the stage That Serious He-Man Ball, September 19-October 15.

The play, written by Alonzo D. Lamont, follows three old friends with different approaches to both life and basketball. Sky, Jello, and Twin have been friends since high school. Now in their 30s, they meet up on their local basketball court to talk trash and attempt to exorcize the demons that pursue them through their everyday lives.

The play involves actual gameplay as it explores aspects of Black manhood.

That Serious He-Man Ball is directed by Eric J. Little, who brought in three real-life friends to play the roles—actors Neal Ghant, Enoch King and Eugene H. Russell IV.

The production was originally staged in Atlanta in 1988 at the 14th Street Playhouse (back then known as The Academy Theatre), where Tom Jones, Tony Vaughn and True Colors’ Kenny Leon performed.

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