A One-Night Special Event Presented by Lawrence Theatre Company
A New Play Written and Directed By Derrell Lawrence
January 22, 2021 at 8pm
Journey down memory lane on a hot summer day with the Three OG’s as they reminisce about their 60-plus years of friendship: childhood, the Vietnam War, the fight against racial discrimination, and each of their unique life’s journeys. Three OG’s looks at the highs and lows of being an African American man in 20th century America. Enjoy the Three OG’s as they sit outside their South Philly apartment wrapping you in their lives. This is the newest show by Lawrence Theatre Company, which aims to bring opportunities and voice to the Philadelphia African American community.
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About Lawrence Theatre Company
Derrell Lawrence is an American actor, playwright, filmmaker, writer, director, executive producer, and upcoming author. He is best known for his feature film debut, “Life Isn’t Fair”(2007) as well as his work with the independent feature film “Happy Holidaze” (premiered in Philadelphia and Arkansas, 2008). He founded Lawrence Theatre Company in 2018 in order to produce year-round productions to entertain, inspire, educate and develop community interest in dramatic arts. Lawrence's' work also focuses on social issues such as drugs, sexual, physical and mental abuse, and domestic violence as a means of channeling healing through artistic expression. They aim to provide instruction in the area of the arts in urban communities; to provide facilities, equipment, and training for participants to engage in various forms of performance arts; to provide opportunities for participants to engage in performing arts while addressing social issues that impact the community; and to sponsor, host and participate in events and activities that promote performing arts in Philadelphia and other areas. Plays produced by Lawrence include Three OG's, The Funeral, Custody, and more.
Derrell and Lawrence have been recognized for their work in and out of Philadelphia: Derrell received the Highest Achievement for New Filmmaker at the Jokara-Micheaux Film Festival, the Silver Award and The People’s Choice Award from the Philadelphia International Film Festival and Market, a citation from the City of Philadelphia (presented by City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson), and Derrell was a 2019 Inductee into the South Philadelphia Cultural Hall of Fame. He has worked with The Orpheum Theatre, the Merriam Theater, the Walnut Street, the August Wilson Center, and the Symphony Space in NYC.
To learn more, please visit their website at www.lawrencetheatrecompany.org/.