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The Theater Season at National Collegiate Preparatory HS have just been added and include the following:


3807 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.  20011
(202) 829-1160 (o)  (202) 545-0276 (f)
JAH KENTE INTERNATIONAL in Partnership with Ward 8 Students
Presents its 2016 – 2017 Theater Season
at the
University District of Columbia

December 6th – 9th, 2016
“The Meeting” by Jeff Stetson

If the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X had met for an hour or so, what would they have found to say to each other?  Jeff Stetson undertook to answer that question in his 1987 one act play, entitled “The Meeting”.

Wednesday&Thursday, February 8th and 9th @ 6pm, 2017
"The Meeting" By Jeff Stetson

University of the District of Columbia - 4600 Livingston Road, SE
Washington, D.C. 20032

As Founder/CEO of JAH KENTE INTERNATIONAL, INC., in Partnership with Ward 8 Students, I wish to invite you to our youth cast presentation of Jeff Stetson's  play "The Meeting" - an imagined meeting between Dr. King and Malcolm X, in a Harlem hotel on Valentine's day 1965. The play will be held at the University of the District of Columbia - 4600 Livingston Road, SE, Washington, D.C. 20032 (USA) on February 8th and 9th @ 6pm. Come and support our youth in the spirit of SANKOFA - REACH BACK AND FETCH IT. See updated Press Release here.

Thursday&Friday, April 27th and 28th, @ 6pm
“A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry

Lena Younger receives a settlement from her husband’s life insurance policy and then must decide what to do with the money.  She wants to move out of their apartment into a house in a more genteel neighborhood.  Her eldest son, Walter, aspires to be an entrepreneur; Beneatha, her daughter, hopes to go to medical school.  Though their aspirations collide they try to find a way to retain their family’s cohesion.


June 6th – 9th, 2017
“Cinderella” by Roger’s and Hammerstein

Cinderella is worn down under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother and her evil stepsisters, Nike and Mynerva, until her Fairy Godmother steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night.  At the ball, she falls for handsome Prince Kofi, whose parents, King Kobendi and Queen Obiagalee are anxious for him to find a suitable paramour.

See our press release for additional information here.. and

our flyer.

Also, "The Meeting" will be hosted by:

Union Town Grill
2200 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032

Dinner Theater all tickets $20.

Contact Jackie Carter @ 202-829-1160 or