Tickets & Events

Kings of Harlem

Friday, October 14
6:30p :: Doors open
7:30p :: Performance
Saturday, October 15
2p :: Doors open
3p :: Performance
Saturday, October 15
6:30p :: Doors open
7:30p :: Performance
Sunday, October 16
2p :: Doors open
3p :: Performance

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Ave :: Map


Presented by New Horizon Theater, Inc.

New Horizon Theater, Inc. kicks off its 25th season celebration with Kings of Harlem, written and directed by Layon Gray.

​Inspired by the 1939 Harlem Renaissance Basketball Team, a story of seven men who overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 games while barnstorming throughout segregated parts of the country in the 1930’s despite never being officially accepted professionally or socially. Harlem Renaissance Big Five was one of the most successful renowned all-Black professional basketball teams of the 1920’s and 30’s that added grace and style to the game of basketball.

About the Writer:
Layon Gray is a theatrical artist that is captivating audiences with each and every play he writes. Layon has spent more than two decades writing, directing and developing stage plays and films that reflect a wide array of African-American cultural movements, creating new paradigms for the stage and motion picture industry. Since founding Layon Gray Enterprises, He has guided the company’s growth from a privately held theatre company to one of the entertainment industry’s leading independent companies and a veritable theatre box office force. Focusing on creating conversational dialogue in his works, Layon continues to make his mark in traditional African-American theater.


$40 for all seats.
Senior rates 15% off for persons 65 years and older.
Group rates of 10 or more available.

Send check or money order to:
New Horizon Theater, Inc.
P.O. Box 40102 Pittsburgh, Pa 15201
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Contact Joyce Meggerson-Moore at for more information.