Brooklyn writer/actor Andrina Smith will perform her play The Dark Nights of Lady Day at the 12th Annual season of Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) on April 16, 2014 at HERE in Soho, NYC.

“Billie Holiday is a name that resonates with familiarity in the ears of many Americans, yet few know of the journey that made her a household name. The Dark Nights of Lady Day seeks to portray the life of the singer, and why over 50 years after her death, she remains relevant. Her path was hardly smooth but, like her voice, it was distinctly her own.” says Andrina Smith.

Andrina’s acting credits include The Poor of New York (Columbia Stages) The African Drum (The Shadowbox Theatre), Play or be Played (Roy Arias Theatre), and Gypsy (North Fork Community Theatre). She also wrote the solo show Suicidal Tendencies: Freedom from a Dark Place.

The Dark Nights of Lady Day will be performed on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 as part of a double bill with Gee, Thanks written by Irene Hernandez at HERE, 145 6th Avenue, NYC, Manhattan, 10013 (enter on Dominick Street one block south of Spring). Showtime is at 8:30pm and tickets are $18. Tickets are available online at or or by calling (212) 352-3101. HERE Box Office is open after 5:00pm on show days or two hours before any performance.

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