(L-R) Taraji P. Henson as “Jane” and Arye Gross as “Marvin”

(L-R) Taraji P. Henson as “Jane” and Arye Gross as “Marvin”

*Above The Fold makes its debut at the Pasadena Playhouse.

The play, a world premier written by Bernard Weinraub and directed by Steven Robman, introduces Jane, (Taraji P. Henson), an African American newspaper reporter from New York who is still trying to make a name for herself at an established news agency.

Hungry for an assignment that will land her story “above the fold” (a media term that shows a story at the top half of the front page) Jane aims to get the attention of the “Bow Tie” a hard-to-please boss whose presence is felt even though he is never seen; and harnesses the power to send her to Afghanistan for a highly desired assignment.

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