Public Theater View Comments Party People Tickets are now available for the New York premiere of Universes’ Party People at the Public Theater. Directed and developed by Liesl Tommy, with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, the production will run off-Broadway from November 1 through December 4. Opening night is set for November 14.Universes comprises of Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Steven Sapp and William Ruiz aka Ninja.The award-winning ensemble known for their fusion of theater, poetry, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues and Spanish boleros, makes their Public Theater premiere with a new work about the complicated legacies of the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Org/Party.Based on dozens of interviews with members of these groundbreaking, society-changing groups, Party People imagines a present-day reunion at an art opening curated by two young counter culturalists; but the curators themselves have complex relationships with the Party members, who fought injustice and provided free food and medical care for their communities—often at the expense of the people who loved them most. Old wounds and generational divides collide in this multi-media theatrical event about the price of being a revolutionary, and what it means for those who come after. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 11, 2016
“Those that came in did excellently today and we are struggling with fitness to a lot of the players. It is like an infirmary down there at the moment, but we’ve just got to get on with it.” Sandro, Younes Kaboul, Jan Vertonghen and Andros Townsend have all missed the festive period through injury. Sherwood confirmed Jermain Defoe dropped out of the squad to face Stoke due to a “thigh strain” while left-back Danny Rose was absent due to fatigue. They were amongst five players to drop out the starting line-up, with Paulinho one of those brought in. Back after a three-match ban, the Brazil international impressed in his first start under Sherwood until being forced off through injury in the second half. “Paulinho was another injury, having to come off,” Sherwood said. “He was immense today, wasn’t he? Fantastic. “I never knew he possessed that, I have to be honest. I’ve seen him in training so have seen him gradually, as there is not a lot of time to train. He certainly opened up my eyes when I saw him out there today.” Next up for Tottenham is the unenviable task of a trip to Manchester United, while Stoke will hope to get back to winning ways at home to Everton. This loss was hardly the ideal response to the Boxing Day thrashing at Newcastle, but one which Mark Hughes felt could have panned out differently had referee Kevin Friend ruled against Fryers and Michael Dawson in the first half. “In the initial period we had a couple of decisions that we were disappointed with,” the Stoke boss said. “Obviously Jon Walters going through the middle, we felt he was impeded and there was a case for their lad to be sent off. “Oussama Assaidi also went into the box and felt he was impeded as well. He went down and that could have been a penalty all before Spurs got their penalty, which was a little bit harsh but I can understand why it was given. “You need those things to go for you in the early part of the game and if we had gone into the lead it would have given us real encouragement and who knows? “But, if I am honest, in terms of the quality on show and the way Spurs played, we found it very difficult to get anywhere near them today. “They were a little bit sharper to each and every ball, half-a-yard quicker. “They are a good team and they looked fully motivated, each and every one of the players wanted to get on the ball and affect the game and we found it difficult to get a foothold in the game ourselves, unfortunately. “There are reasons behind that. We were missing players today which would have helped, but, overall, on occasions we did not help ourselves. “We allowed situations when we had good possession to be given up too cheaply in poor areas for us, but good areas for Spurs and they were able to capitalise on it.” The first half of the season has been a tumultuous time for Spurs, whose big-money signings in the wake of Gareth Bale’s world-record sale failed to save Andre Villas-Boas from the chop. Sherwood’s appointment as successor looks a gamble – something the former midfielder acknowledges himself – but chairman Daniel Levy’s decision so far looks a shrewd move. Press Association Despite having to balance a host of injuries in a hectic festive period, the dominant 3-0 victory against Stoke means the 44-year-old has yet to lose a league match in three. Roberto Soldado’s first-half penalty set Spurs on course for victory, with impressive Mousa Dembele and Aaron Lennon efforts adding gloss to a first home league win since sneaking past Hull on October 27. “I thought we were good from start to finish,” Sherwood said. “We set about Stoke from the outset, moved the ball around well and created enough chances to win two games in the first half. “It is great to have a clean sheet. I think Hugo Lloris deserves a clean sheet – he is one of the best goalkeepers there is. “I think that was our first league win since October here as well, which is good to get off our back. “I am looking at positives rather than negatives and we were unfortunate on Boxing Day [in the 1-1 draw with West Brom] that one of those chances didn’t fall for us. “The positives today are that we had a lot of players out injured and the ones that came in were exceptional, did very, very well. Kyle Naughton and Zeki Fryers were excellent. Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood could not ask for much more from his injury-hit side as they closed out 2013 with a first league win at White Hart Lane for two months.
Star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh made his debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the game against Gujarat Lions at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium yesterday.The Hyderabad crowd had come in huge numbers to watch the comeback man in action. Yuvraj though, disappointed quite a few after failing to click with the bat in Hyderabad’s five-wicket win over Suresh Raina’s men. On a wicket that was difficult for the batsmen to get going, Yuvraj hung around for 14 balls scoring only five runs in chase of 127. (Full Coverage|Points Table)Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who played a match-winning, unbeaten 47, believes his India teammate will get back to form soon. Dhawan backed Yuvraj by saying the veteran all-rounder needed some time to hit form after his injury layout.”We have to understand that he is coming back after a break and it does get difficult to score right away. It is normal for any batsman to take time to get back into that groove. We all are confident that he will do well in the forthcoming matches,” Dhawan told iplt20.comDhawan was all praise for Yuvraj’s two-over spell. SRH skipper David Warner didn’t wait to use the services of the bowler in Yuvraj. The left-arm slow bowler bowled a couple of overs yesterday and put the brakes on Gujarat’s scoring rate conceding only 13 runs.”Tonight he bowled a couple of good overs,” Dhawan said on Friday.Yuvraj a calming influenceThe Delhi batsman also shed light on how Yuvraj is a calming influence in the SRH dressing room. “He has a very calming influence on everyone and his presence in the dressing room matters a lot. The youngsters get a boost just listening to him,” he said.advertisementDhawan said it was nice to get valuable inputs on the game from the experienced all-rounder. He also revealed that Yuvraj had good words for him after his sensible 40-ball 47 last night.”Yuvraj and I share a bit of technical stuff about our batting and it is nice to get his inputs. Even today he said that I played well. He said that I had played according to the situation and played sensibly.” Dhawan said.Dhawan, who had a horrid start to the tournament, got back to scoring ways in their first game against Gujarat Lions. He hasn’t looked back since scoring four 40-plus scores which includes two half-centuries.Dhawan credits skipper Warner for his success saying the aggressive Aussie opener, who has been on top of his game, made it easy for him.”I would like to credit David Warner. He is in such great form that I have been able to take my time in the middle to get set and get those scores for the team. That level of confidence brushes off on me and it creates a sense of ease for me. There is no case of playing rash shots or the need to push hard because the guy at the other end is playing his role to perfection,” Dhawan said.