ELLA JOYCE will be appearing live in a one-woman play entitled, “A Rose Among Thorns” for one show only! at the Stage Aurora Theater in Jacksonville, Florida on July 24, 2011 @ 3:00 P.M.
Ella Joyce is a versatile and celebrated actress of stage, film, and television. She is best remembered and beloved as Eleanor on the hit TV show “Roc”, and her recurring role of Jasmin on “My Wife and Kids”. Ms. Joyce also appeared on a TV episode of “Seinfeld” and performed in “Set It Off”, “Preacher’s Kid”, “Uncle P” and “Dead Of Winter”.
A ROSE AMONG THRONS explores the “famous incident”, but is driven to do so through Rosa Parks — the real person. Mrs. Parks was a woman not only with a quiet dignity, but she was a woman with a quiet fire who demonstrates emotion, strength, weakness, humor and triumphs. She was real human being, not just an iconic figure. This loving collection of historical information seeks to straighten out the occasional misinformation that sometimes surrounds her “famous incident”. Growing up in Detroit, Ms. Joyce feels that she shares a type of “hometown kindred spirit” and a love for the community with Rosa Parks.
A ROSE AMONG THRONS pays tribute to Mrs. Parks in hopes of not only keeping her story alive orally, and celebrating her exemplary character, but also seeks to infuse others (young and old), with her spirit to seek social change, and to choose involvement with political and civic issues concerning us today. Mrs. Parks tells her story simply as she speaks of things past, present, and eternal. Other key players out of this extraordinary period of American History are also memorialized, in this affectionate salute to such an incredible, yet seemingly simple, woman.
“From the moment it was announced that Rosa Parks passed, I armed several TV sets with VHS tapes. I pushed the record button every time she was mentioned. I read something about her on the internet and world press every morning. I have collected hours and hours of live, precious information.” — Ella Joyce Take a look at the official City of Birmingham’s proclamation (here).
A ROSE AMONG THORNS
DATE: Sunday, July 24, 2011 (one performance only)
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
TICKETS: Adults: $15/ Adv. & $20/Door
Seniors and Students (with I. D.) $10/Adv. & $13/Door
Stage Aurora Performance Hall
5188 Norwood Avenue (InsideGateway Town Center)
Jacksonville, Florida 32208
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