Chris Myers on Retail Hell & Being Behind Bars in Whorl Inside a Loop

first_img View Comments Age: 27Hometown: New York CityCurrent Role: Playing convicted felon Jeffrey, who is more vulnerable and shy than his fellow inmates, as well as a lisping female minister, a five-year-old boy and a certain crisply coiffed presidential candidate in Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott’s prison-set drama Whorl Inside a Loop.Stage Cred: Myers won an Obie Award for his performance in last season’s An Octoroon. His other off-Broadway credits include Brownsville Song, Little Children Dream of God and more.“I grew up on the Upper West Side and still live there. I was an only child with a single mom. There was a lot of empty space in my life for my imagination to keep me occupied.”“I observed an acting class doing King Lear. The guy playing King Lear was absent, so the teacher turned to me and said, ‘You’re not just going to watch—you’re going to get up here.’ That was my introduction to acting; I was nine.”“My first job was at Pinkberry in SoHo. The customers were a lot of fashion people. It was not for me. Then I worked at Converse, where the shoppers were a lot of Europeans on vacation. I couldn’t take it.”“I was supporting myself as a DJ for a while after Juilliard. Working as an actor started to conflict with that—you can’t be in the club until four when you have an audition the next morning. I am now supporting myself solely as an actor; it’s been an adjustment.”“An Octoroon came out of nowhere for me, but it was such an important experience. It was jarring and mind-blowingly weird, but I knew I could put my heart into it. I was expecting protests outside the theater, not unanimous critical appraisal.”“I’ve been privileged to work on some pieces that have social implications and Whorl Inside a Loop fits that pattern. I’ve taught in prisons and marched for prison reform; the themes the play is dealing with are really important to me.” Related Shows Whorl Inside a Loop Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 27, 2015last_img read more


Flipkart, Amazon Diwali 2020 Special Sales: Best Offers on Mobile Phones This Week

first_imgFlipkart and Amazon are running their Diwali 2020 special sales this week. Flipkart’s Big Diwali sale and Amazon’s Great Indian Festival sale are offering discounts and bundled offers on smartphones across price segments. If you’re looking to upgrade your phone or gift someone a new mobile phone this Diwali season, this week brings another chance to grab one at a lower-than-usual price. We’ve handpicked some of the best deals available on top mobile phones during Flipkart and Amazon Diwali special sales this week. Both the sales are open until November 13.Best mobile phone offers on Flipkart Big Diwali sale 2020Apple iPhone XR (Rs. 38,999)iPhone XR is back at a discounted price during Flipkart’s Big Diwali 2020 sale. The 64GB variant is currently down to Rs. 38,999 (MRP Rs. 47,900) on Flipkart. An exchange offer can fetch you another instant discount of up to Rs. 14,100. Paying with bundled bank offers will sweeten the deal further by 10 percent.- Advertisement – Buy now for: Rs. 38,999 (MRP Rs. 47,900)iPhone SE (Rs. 32,999)If you missed the last Diwali special sale, Apple’s iPhone SE 64GB is again down to Rs. 32,999 (MRP Rs. 39,900) during the Flipkart Big Diwali sale 2020. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on the iPhone SE 2020 since it launched in India. The bundled exchange offer can further sweeten the deal by up to Rs. 14,100.Buy now for: Rs. 32,999 (MRP Rs. 39,900)- Advertisement – Buy now for Rs. 59,999 (MRP Rs. 85,000)iPhone 11 Pro (Rs. 79,999)iPhone 11 Pro is down to Rs. 79,999 (MRP Rs. 1,06,600) during Flipkart’s Big Diwali 2020 sale. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on the iPhone 11 Pro during festive season sales this year. With the bundled exchange offer, you can get an additional instant discount of up to Rs. 14,100.Buy now for: Rs. 79,999 (MRP Rs. 1,06,600))Poco M2 Pro (Rs. 12,999)Poco M2 Pro is available at Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 16,999) during the Big Diwali sale on Flipkart. That’s around Rs. 2,000 lower than its usual selling price online. With the bundled exchange offer, you can knock off another Rs. 12,450 (maximum) from the discounted price. Poco M2 Pro comes with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ display and a 48-megapixel quad rear camera setup. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset, supported by 6GB of RAM.Buy now for: Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 16,999)Moto G9 (Rs. 9,999)Moto G9 is still down to Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999) during the Big Diwali sale on Flipkart. The phone comes with a large 5,000mAh battery and a 48-megapixel triple rear camera setup. Moto G9 is powered by Snapdragon 662, supported by 4GB of RAM. If you’re eyeing a new budget phone with stock Android, the Moto G9 seems like a pretty decent choice at this price.Buy now for: Rs. 9,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999)Best mobile phone offers on Amazon Great Indian Festival saleiPhone 11 (Rs. 50,999)Apple’s iPhone 11 is now selling at Rs. 50,999 (MRP Rs. 64,900) during the Great Indian Festival sale’s ‘Finale Days’ phase on Amazon. The listing assures EarPods and wall charger in the box. In case you missed the earlier deal on the platform, you have another chance to grab the iPhone 11 at a discounted price.Buy now for: Rs. 50,999 (MRP Rs. 64,900)Samsung Galaxy M51 (Rs. 22,499)Samsung’s Galaxy M51 is down to its lowest price ever on Amazon right now. The phone is listed at Rs. 22,499 and SBI credit card users can avail an additional instant discount worth Rs. 3,000, bringing the overall effective price below Rs. 20,000. You can also swap an old mobile phone and receive another discount worth up to Rs. 16,400.Buy now for: Rs. 22,499 (MRP Rs. 28,999)OnePlus 8 (Rs. 39,999)OnePlus 8 (6GB, 128GB) is still selling at Rs. 39,999 (MRP Rs. 41,999) on Amazon during the Great Indian Festival 2020 sale this week. State Bank of India credit card users can avail an additional instant discount worth 10 percent. Amazon is also bundling its exchange offer that can further sweeten the deal by up to Rs. 16,400.Buy now for: Rs. 39,999 (MRP Rs. 41,999)Redmi Note 9 Pro (Rs. 12,999)Redmi Note 9 Pro, the affordable Xiaomi phone, is down to Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999) during the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale. You can exchange an old mobile phone and receive an additional discount of up to Rs. 11,950. Redmi 9 Pro comes with a large 6.67-inch full-HD+ display, and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, supported by 4GB of RAM.Buy now for: Rs. 12,999 (MRP Rs. 14,999)Oppo A52 (Rs. 15,990)Oppo A52 is still down to Rs. 15,990 (MRP Rs. 20,990) on Amazon during the final phase of the Great Indian Festival sale. The bundled exchange offer can further sweeten the deal by up to Rs. 11,950. The phone features a 6.5-inch full-HD+ display with a hole-punch display design. The camera setup includes a 12-megapixel quad rear camera along with a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Oppo A52 comes with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 665 SoC, supported by 8GB of RAM.Buy now for: Rs. 15,990 (MRP Rs. 20,990)Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. Samsung Galaxy S20+ (Rs. 54,999)Samsung Galaxy S20+ is selling at Rs. 54,999 (MRP Rs. 83,000) during Flipkart’s second round of Diwali special sales. The Walmart-owned company is also running a bundled exchange offer with up to Rs. 14,600 in additional discount. The price is slightly higher than what Flipkart was offering during its previous festive season sales.Buy now for: Rs. 54,999 (MRP Rs. 83,000)Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (Rs. 59,999) Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is still selling at a discounted price on Flipkart. You can grab one for as low as Rs. 59,999 during the Big Diwali sale 2020 on Flipkart this week. You can also avail a no-cost EMI option and the bundled exchange offer to further lower the effective price. Galaxy Note 10+ comes with a massive 6.8-inch Super AMOLED display, and a quad rear camera setup.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more


Claudio Ranieri relaxed despite defeat to Liverpool

first_imgLeicester manager Claudio Ranieri does not believe defeat at Liverpool will knock his side out of their stride. Press Association First-half substitute Christian Benteke scored the only goal just after the hour to inflict the Premier League leaders’ first loss in three months, with the Reds also preventing them scoring for the first time since May. Asked whether defeat would affect them, Ranieri said: “Why? We are very down because we wanted to win but not every time it is possible. “We made this one goal but after all the set-plays of Leicester it was difficult and close and not easy to defend but we did it, we had patience and that is good so we deserved the three points. “A lot of teams tried it before and it is not too easy so I am really pleased with what we did today.” The only blot on the day was another hamstring injury, this time to striker Divock Origi who was preferred to £32.5million summer signing Benteke from the start. “Origi did really well. I hope it is not too serious, we will see,” said Klopp. “Hamstring is the s*** word of the year for me. It is always hamstring, hamstring, hamstring – that is the intensity of the game and fixtures. “Benteke did really well in the last week in training but we decided on this starting line-up because of the things you saw from Divock in the first half-hour – we needed his speed. “Christian came in, it was not easy the first 10 minutes, and second half it was much better. “He fought intensively and worked hard for the team and he made his goal. He did perfect in the situation.” “If there is another team who plays better than you or maybe is more clear when there is a chance to score a goal then well done to them. “I am not happy but it is okay. Sooner or later we had to lose. I think Liverpool deserved to win. “At the beginning we were too anxious and nervous and we started to play so late, I don’t know why. “In the second half we conceded a goal which, if we are more attentive, we could close Benteke down better because it was three of my players against two of them and Benteke was alone. “Now it is important to recover energy but it is more mental because there is another big match, a big challenge (Manchester City at home on Tuesday).” Liverpool ended a run of four matches without victory and to do it against the league leaders, who had not been beaten away from home since March, gave manager Jurgen Klopp great pleasure. “It was deserved,” he said. “We played too complicated at Watford last week (losing 3-0). Today we did much better. “We knew if we stayed concentrated we would get our chances as it was not too intensive in the first half so we could do more in the second half. last_img read more


Reggae Boyz come from behind to tame Jaguars

first_imgCARIBBEAN Cup Champions Jamaica recovered from a disjointed and shocking first half-hour of play to beat 10-man Guyana 4-2 in extra time, after the sides were deadlocked at 2, when regulation time expired.The third round CFU-Scotiabank Senior Men’s fixture, played last Tuesday night at the Leonora Stadium on the West Coast Demerara, was the first international football game staged at the venue and was witnessed by several thousand supporters who were left disappointed at the end after an enterprising and fruitful first half where the Golden Jaguars led the Reggae Boyz 2-0 at the interval.Coach Shabazz in search of a win made five changes to the starting line-up that lost to Suriname last Saturday, including replacing central defenders Quincy Adams and Colin Nelson. In their places came Jake Newton, who played at right back in Suriname, along with Dwayne Butters who was not in the 18 in Suriname.Captain Samuel Cox took up the right back position and Walter Moore held his place on the left. The midfield also showed changes from Paramaribo. Trayon Bobb and Brandon Beresford retained their places while Dwight Peters was omitted.Daniel Wilson and Warren Creavalle who were used as substitutes in the Suriname game were the other two midfielders in the starting line-up where Anthony Abrams replaced Marcel Barrington and Anani Mohammed came in for Vurlon Mills in the attacking positions up front.The Jaguars went on an all-out attack from the opening whistle and gave the fans much hope as early as the 7th minute, as central defender Butters timed a right-side corner kick, from left back Walter Moore, at the near post, to clinically nod to the far post for the Jaguars’ go-ahead goal..The Canada-based Butters again timed to perfection another spot ball kick on the stroke of the first half-hour of play, to nod past the Jamaican custodian Andre BlakeThe free kick from just outside the box on the attacking left was taken by Beresford whose kick went behind a flat-footed defence at the far post as Butters ran on to the ball that gave him an accommodating bounce to head past an unmoving Blake.The Reggae Boyz, still looking in disarray and shocked by the early 2-0 deficit, slowly began to get their composure and passes together towards the end of the first period as the Jaguars were seemingly running out of the early pace and ideas they showed before the break.On the resumption the Cup holders looked more imaginative and cohesive and after 10 minutes of play coach Theodore Whitmore made a double change and immediately the team looked more purposeful in their persistent attacks on the Guyana defence Coach Shabazz also made a substitution in the 62nd minute when he brought on Cashion London for Anani Mohammed.The constant pressure of the Reggae Boyz down the flanks finally bore fruit on Guyana’s goal in the 63rd minute when captain Jevaughn Watson found himself alone at the far post and calmly booted home a right-side throw-in into the box that was back-headed. Watson two minutes later got a booking for pulling back Bobb on a breakaway down the left side.Coach Shabazz then replaced Abrams with Vurlon Mills in the 66th minute and two minutes on, the home-side were reduced to ten, as Antiguan referee Kerry Skepple pulled out his red card to dismiss left-back Moore for a dangerous tackle on Dicoy Williams from behind.In the 72nd minute, Beresford clipped Corey Burke in the box and the referee pointed to the mark for Jamaica to equalise but they muffed the golden opportunity. The penalty kick by Shaun Francis down the middle was delightfully denied by the boot of a full-stretched Kai Lyle diving to his left. The home fans erupted and the Jaguars breathed a sigh of relief.The ten-man Jaguars soaked up tremendous pressure in defence where Beresford took up the left back position. In the 84th minute the Jaguars produced a rare attack but a beautiful one-two combination on the right between second-half substitutes London and Mills ended in a right-booter from Mills at an acute angle from inside the area that was no problem for Blake.With the minutes ticking away and the Jaguars holding out, an upset seemed in the making, but the Reggae Boyz were determined to level the score.Two minutes from full-time Dicoy Williams, from deep out on the right, looked up and saw that Lyle was way off his line and as though he had measured the distance with a tape, instinctively and calculatedly the Arnette Gardens forward clipped the ball into the far corner of the net, to dash all hopes of a Jaguars win.Burke had a clear-cut opportunity to seal the win in regulation time for Jamaica but his unchallenged effort with his head from inside the box went over the bar seconds from full-time.The late equaliser took the wind out of the Jaguars, though they battled on bravely with goalkeeper Lyle making two point-blank saves in succession in the 2nd half of extra time.The mental and physical fatigue of the Jaguars finally opened the way for the visitors, as Francis atoned for his penalty miss when he ran on to a nod by Burke in the box to beat the advancing Lyle in the 116th minute.Burke made the final breach of Lyle’s citadel on the stroke of full time. He stole the ball from Butters just outside the area and rifled a left-booter past Lyle at the near post for a final 4-2 victory.The win puts the defending champions at the top of Group One, with a decisive game against Suriname in Jamaica for a place in next year’s semi-finals of the CFU-Scotiabank Championship and another spot in CONCACAF’s GOLD Cup.For the Jaguars, it is the end of their campaign.last_img read more


Charles to lead Essquibo In Under-17 Inter-County tournament

first_imgNATIONAL Under-15 all-rounder Sheldon Charles will lead Essequibo in the upcoming  Under -17 Inter-county tournament scheduled to commence on April 6th in Georgetown.The versatile Charles has been in prolific form this season with both bat and ball and will spearhead a strong batting line-up which also includes Wazim Mohamed and Ronaldo Scouten; both recording centuries recently along with Alex Alli, Azizi Christiani and Aryan Persaud.Exciting fast bowlers, Nazir Mohamed and Dreshaun Phillips, as well as Charles will seek to make early inroads with the new ball. The spin department will be boosted by the spin of Abdool Nazir, Ronaldo Scouten and Ryan Atkinson; all of whom turns the ball prodigiously.The full squad reads:- Sheldon Charles (Captain), Jason Holder, Nazir Mohamed, Alex Alli, Wazim Mohamed, Sunil Persaud, Addul Nadir, Ryan Atkinson, Azizi Cristiani, Uriah Stoll, Dreshaun Phillips, Oren Gibson, Ronaldo Scouten and Aryan Persaud. The manager is Nazeer Mohamed while Nankishore Andrews will perform the duties of coach. The competition will involve the three counties along with a President’s XI as the players will battle for championship honours while vying for selection on the national team for the Regional tournament.last_img read more


 FCT Schools Hold Maiden Combined Taekwondo Training

first_imgBy Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaFour public schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) blazed the trail at the weekend when they held a joint training section on Taekwondo under the auspices of the Korean Cultural Centre with support from Korea Sports Promotion FoundationThe beneficiaries were Maitama Model Primary School, LEA Wuse 3 Primary School, LEA Wuse 5 Zone 1      Primary School and Model Junior Primary School, Maitama. The first combined Taekwondo training was coordinated by instructors from the Korean Cultural Centre, led by coach Mohammed Abdulmalik, a four degree blacker and taekwondo international referee.They were introduced to more advanced trainings and competitive activities that include Olympic-style sparring and Pomsae (forms) as well as to acquaint students with upcoming events.It was the first time the schools will come together for a combined training since the Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria in partnership with FCT Universal Basic Education Board in 2014 introduced Taekwondo in public schools in FCT.The programme is intended to expand and cover more schools within FCT. Abdulmalik, who boasted Nigeria will win a gold medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, said that they are considering holding a public school taekwondo tournament to enable the schools compete among one and others.“This programme was organised as most of them have not yet got the knowledge of how to use chest protector and are learning it. Taekwondo helps children build confidence, enhances discipline, sharpens mental alertness, enhances self-esteem, strengthens the mind and body and teaches self-defence. The whole essence of the program is to support grassroots sports and youth development in Nigeria and further strengthen the bilateral ties between the Republic of Korea and Nigeria and also make the coordinators to be part of the programme,”Ábdulmalik declared.He said the success of the programme in the next four years will depend on the commitment of the coaches and ability to attract more stakeholders into assisting the development of taekwondo.A teacher from LEA Primary School, Wuse 5 Zone 1, Mrs Rebecca Nweke, said 20 students from her school attended the training. She said taekwondo has a way of shaping students’ character, to control their emotion and use the game for self-defence.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


Pompano Beach Cultural Center Presents Montage: A Film Series

first_imgMIAMI, Florida – Montage: A Film Series is a program designed to link communities and people through the art of filmmaking and culture. Montage returns for its 2020 season in celebration of Black History Month for a screening of Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. Montage takes place Thursday, February 27 at 7pm at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Tickets are FREE and are available at or at the door.“This documentary is a fitting selection for Black History Month,” said Phyllis Korab, Cultural Affairs Director. “As it provides a comprehensive look at American culture through historical archival images that are rarely seen in such totality.”As the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present, Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People probes the recesses of American history through images that have been suppressed, forgotten, and lost.Bringing to light rarely seen photos shot by both professional and amateur African American photographers, the film opens a window into the lives of black families, whose experiences and perspectives are often missing from the traditional historical canon.These images show a much more complex and nuanced view of American culture and its founding ideals. Inspired by the book Reflections in Black by photo historian Deborah Willis, the film features the works of esteemed photographic artists Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Willis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Clarissa Sligh, James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, and many others.The Pompano Beach Cultural Center is located at 50 West Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33445.last_img read more