May 4: New Play About High School Hope

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Playwright and actress Sharece Sellem and actor Allen Thomas Jr. talk about their new play, “Hope High: Class of ’84,” a story of an urban high school falling deeper into ruin.

Seelem is a writer, choreographer and actor. Her most recent projects include being a choreographer in the 2012 production of The Wiz at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford and her work as artistic director of Writer’s Block Ink Community Arts Center in New London. She was a featured guest on the Colin McEnroe show in March 2013 to discuss her work blending the art of mime with dance.

The play will have three shows taking place at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre. The show is scheduled to run Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 at 7 p.m. and a matinee will be held on Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m.

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