Freedom Rider

FREEDOM RIDER is a full-length drama which revisits the spirit of Mississippi Freedom Summer of ’64.

The play will have a limited run! Three weekends. 12 performances only!

Be a supporter of this powerful, inter-generational drama by Drama Desk Award-winning playwright, Ms. J. e Franklin. Directed by noted director Eric Coleman, and hosted by Emmy Award winner, Cliff Frazier, the drama unfolds through the voice of a young undergraduate who journeys to the Cradle of the Confederacy to register Black voters. Militantly armed with Dr. King’s belief in the remedial power of love, our hero finds herself caught in the ideological crossfires which challenge her beliefs.

You may sponsor a group from a senior or youth program, from a church, mosque, synagogue, or from your club, school, fraternity or sorority.

Group of 10 - $235

Group of 20 - $450

Group of 40 - $850

The House/60 seats) - $1, 200

Single Admission: $25

(Tax deductible discounts to groups, to the extent allowed by law. Make checks payable to: ICA)


Friday, the 17th – 7pm           

Saturday, the 18th (two shows: 3pm and 7pm)

Sunday, the 19th – 3 pm

Friday, the 24th - 7pm

Saturday, the 25th (two shows: 3 pm and 7pm)

Sunday, the 26 – 3 pm

Friday, the 31st - 7pm


Saturday, Nov 1 (two shows: 3 pm and 7pm

Sunday, Nov, 2nd - 3pm

Before the play, enjoy an art exhibition in the DCC Galleries, in tribute to Thelonius Monk. After the performance, meet the actors and artists in the Gallery.

For Ticket information: (212) 222-3060

To purchase tickets online go to


(International Communications Association (ICA) a 501c (3) organization, is home to the Dwyer Cultural Center (DCC), which currently receives no public funds. DCC operating expenses are generated by the community through rentals and private donations. You can help ICA sustain and grow this 5-year-plus “Center for Arts Innovation.”)