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Congo Square Theatre Company (Congo Square), one of the nation’s premier African American theatres, is proud to present the first full show of its Hit ‘Em on the Blackside sketch comedy series, available for free online viewing. A compilation of the bi-weekly webisodes posted to Congo Square’s social media in the preceding months, Hit ‘Em on the Blackside runs approximately 28 minutes and will be available through March 2021, when the next set of sketches launch.
Part of the company’s new digital programming for the 2020-21 Season, Hit ‘Em on the Blackside features Congo Square’s award-winning African American ensemble in bi-weekly sketch comedy webisodes. The series is created and directed by Congo Square Ensemble Member Anthony Irons and stars Ensemble Members Ronald L. Conner, Alexis J. Roston and Kelvin Roston Jr. along with friend of Congo Square Tiffany Addison. Irons describes the series as “gut punching, thought provoking, laugh-out-loud satire, with some deep, artistic kinda stuff thrown in for good measure.”
The 2021 webisodes will post biweekly on Fridays, March 19, April 2, April 16, April 30, May 14 and May 28, with the full second Hit ‘Em on the Blackside show posted online Saturday, May 29.
For more information on Congo Square’s 2020-21 Season, visit www.congosquaretheatre.org.