A powerful story of a convict returning from a brief prison stay to resume his position as the neighborhood kingpin. In the New York Times, Stephen Holden wrote “Jelly Belly offers an unremittingly bleak portrait of inner-city life and the enormous pressure on working-class black men to be gangsters.” The Chicago Defender wrote “Employing gritty poetry of the streets, Smith introduces us to Jelly Belly, who attempts to regain the service of Kenny, a former drug runner who has gone straight. Kenny is torn between the hope of prosperity through hard work shared with his friend Mike, or the opportunistic life of a drug pusher Jelly Belly offers.”
Directed by Ian Wolfgang Hinz.  

February 9th | February 25th. MAINSTAGETheatre.

Mary Francis Miller (Barbara)
LaShawn Little (Mike) 
Robert Hunter (Bruce)
Jabri Little (Kenny)
Greg White (Jelly Belly)

Ian Wolfgang Hinz (Director)
Robert Hunter (Assistant Director)
Becca Mosely (Production Stage Manager)
Walter Boswell (Scenic Design)
Kayla Davis (Costume Design)
August Scarpelli (Technical Director)