I REMEMBER HARLEM (previously titled "If These Shoes Could Talk") opens at the funeral of Maxwell “Maxey” Ford, a song and dance man of yesteryear whose deferred dreams of stardom have ended with his burial. Maxey leaves behind a vintage shoe-shine stand and building where he ran one of Harlem’s last number running operations out of the shop. His estranged son, Wellington Ford, a successful investment banker, returns to settle his father’s affairs, only to uncover a painful family secret, as the community rallies against the sale of the building, and the rise of gentrification infiltrating the neighborhood.
Written for and starred the legendary Harold Nicholas from the dynamic tap duo, The Nicholas Brothers.
Book By Kevin Ramsey and Lee Summers
Music and Lyrics by Lee Summers and Kevin Ramsey
Originally Produced by Milwaukee Repertory & the Delaware Theatre Company
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