Port Chicago 50 – Back by Popular Demand at Black Rep Theatre


Inspired by true events from 1944. A Dennis Rowe Entertainment and BRG New Arts Production, “Port Chicago 50” is a story of love for Country, the American Dream and a quest for Equality and Fairness. It is dramatic & thought-provoking! Co-Writers David Shackelford and Dennis Rowe shine a light on this time of tragedy in US and Bay Area Black History.

What happened that cool summer night? How did it happen and why? Meet the seamen before, during and after that fated night. The dramatic story is told through the eyes of one of the survivors, Freddie Meeks.

Lives were lost. Lives were sacrificed. The dynamic cast directed by Dennis Rowe features a seasoned group of performers that deliver an emotionally charged presentation. Port Chicago 50 is a must see for everyone!
Some strong language is used. Parental guidance is recommended.

“Port Chicago 50” runs February 1-11, 2018 at the Black Repertory Group Theater. Located at 3201 Adeline Street in Berkeley, CA 94703. One block south of the Ashby BART Station.

Ticket Prices range from $25 to $50. VIP Admission includes priority seating and one complementary beverage. Youth, Senior, Military/Veteran and Student discounts are available. Private parties are welcome with special rates for groups of 5 or more.
VIP Finale Gala on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM; features a Pre-Show Reception and the delectable “From Sea To Soul Food Buffet” presented by Family Pot.

Tickets are available online or at the door. If tickets appear sold out please call (510) 652-2120 or email [email protected] to check for ticket availability.

About the Producer
Dennis Rowe Entertainment Broadway N’ Black Theater Series – is a season of African American themed “Broadway” style shows. The season is designed to uplift people and encourage thought through art. The current season includes: “Port Chicago 50,” “Philly,” “Shades,” “Don’t Mess With God…He’ll Wash Your Feet and Love In All The Wrong Faces.”
Dennis Rowe is a producer, book author, playwright and director. Constantly tackling new challenges, Mr. Rowe is versed in theater and motion picture production. Credits include: gospel show “Don’t Mess With God,” staged musical “God’s Trying To Tell You Something,” and latest film “If Not for His Grace.”


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