‘Knock Me a Kiss,’ Starring André De Shields, Opens at Crossroads Theatre

'Knock Me a Kiss' CastKnock Me a Kiss, Charles Smith’s play about the brief marriage of Yolande Du Bois, daughter of W.E.B. Du Bois, will open Oct. 24 at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick and will run through Nov. 4.

Starring Tony Award nominee André De Shields as W.E.B. Du Bois — the role he created Off-Broadway — Knock Me a Kiss, according to Crossroads, “is an insightful look at the marriage of Yolande Du Bois and the famed poet Counte Cullen. It was the royal wedding of the Harlem Renaissance, arranged by Du Bois himself, but soon ended in divorce because of Cullen’s latent homosexuality.”

The cast also includes  Erin Cherry as Yolande Du Bois, Sean Phillips as Countee Cullen, Marie Thomas as Nina Du Bois, with Morocoo Omari as Jimmy Lunceford and Gillian Glasco as Lenora.

Crossroads Theatre Company is located at 7 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ. For tickets or more information, call (732) 545-8100 or visit CrossroadsTheatreCompany.org.