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Sun, May 31, 2015

18:30 – 20:30

Villa La Pietra, The Poool
Via Bolognese, 120
50139 Firenze ITALIA

James Baldwin’s short story provides a launching pad for this exciting exploration of family, friendship and loss. The piece was created and will be performed by André Holland.

Sonny's Blues/High Expectations

André Holland

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André Holland


André Holland is an alum of New York University’s Graduate Acting Program. Since receiving his MFA in 2006, André has appeared in numerous plays, films, and television shows. His most recent film and television credits are the Oscar nominated film, Selma in which he played Andrew Young; and, the HBO/Cinemax series The Knick, directed by Steven Soderbergh. His recent stage appearances include, All’s Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It (all at the New York Public Theatre/Shakespeare in the Park); The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet (with the Continuum Company); The Whipping Man (Manhattan Theatre Club); Wig Out (Vineyard Theatre); The Brother/Sister Plays (NY Public Theatre); Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons Theatre); In the Red and Brown Water (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta). André has also appeared on television in Burn Notice, 1600 Penn, Friends with Benefits and Law and Order among others. And his additional film credits include; Miracle at St. Anna (directed by Spike Lee), Bride Wars (with Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson) and Sugar (HBO). He also co-starred in the Warner Brothers film 42 in which he portrayed sportswriter Wendell Smith who chronicled Jackie Robinson’s career.