Albert Jones stars as Ira Aldridge in "Red Velvet"
Albert Jones stars as Ira Aldridge in the multi award-winning play, Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. Previews begin March 25th at the Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. The play, based on the true story of Jones' character Ira Aldridge, follows a young black American actor who must step into the roll of Othello when the original lead actor, Edmund Kean, must cancel his performance. The play reveals the defining moment of Aldridge's career, acting as the first black Othello in London's Theatre Royal in the early 1800's, which shattered the stage's tradition and changed the professional lives of everybody involved.
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