Ensemble Theatre
Professional Theatre

By: Charles Smith

Show Description:
A powerful story of a convict returning from a brief prison stay to resume his position as the neighborhood kingpin. In the New York Times, Stephen Holden wrote “Jelly Belly offers an unremittingly bleak portrait of inner-city life and the enormous pressure on working-class black men to be gangsters.” The Chicago Defender wrote “Employing gritty poetry of the streets, Smith introduces us to Jelly Belly, who attempts to regain the service of Kenny, a former drug runner who has gone straight. Kenny is torn between the hope of prosperity through hard work shared with his friend Mike, or the opportunistic life of a drug pusher Jelly Belly offers.”

Staff and Cast:

Director: Ian Wolfgang Hinz

LaShawn Little (Mike)
Mary Francis Miller (Barbara)
Robert Hunter (Bruce)
Jabri Little (Kenny)
Greg White (Jelly Belly)
Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

February 9 - February 25


8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays (No performance 2/11)

Runtime: 1h 30m (no intermission)
Content Advisories: This Production contains STRONG LANGUAGE and THEMES and may not be suitable for younger audiences

$12-$15 General Admission

(216) 321-2930
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Ensemble Theatre
2843 Washington Blvd

Cleveland, OH 44118

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