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Wednesday, 10 August 2011 10:04

FRINGE FOLLOWING 2011: LITTLE GIRL BLUE To Be Performed at The Bowery Poetry Club

A Woman’s Journey To Self-Love

A Solo Play Written and Performed 
by Pheralyn Dove aka "Lady Dove"

With live music composed and performed by 
renowned bassist Warren Oree

premieres at Fringe NYC

Five Performances Only
Friday, August 19, 2011, 4:15pm
Saturday, August 20, 2011, Noon & 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 21, 2011, 5:15 pm & 9:45pm

Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, NYC

$15 General Admission

(New York, NY ) – Written, performed, produced and directed by Pheralyn Dove aka "Lady Dove," Little Girl Blue will stage its New York premiere at Fringe NYC. Performances are Friday, August 19 at 4:15pm, Saturday, August 20 at noon and 7:30 pm and Sunday, August 21 at 5:15pm and 9:45 pm at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery. Bassist Warren Oree, who composed original music for Little Girl Blue, accompanies Lady Dove.

With monologues and spoken word poetry, the 17 characters ofLittle Girl Blue reveal one woman's journey through pain, pathos and desperation and her emergence as a mature woman -- victorious and magnificently transformed -- when she reconciles with her past. This raw, searing solo play is a multimedia production that infues still photography and video throughout its dramatic landscape. 

"Little Girl Blue is a riveting play, a healing force,” said Carin Knight, who has followed the production throughout its stages of development. “Little Girl Blue offers audiences clarity in the midst of emotional turmoil. The characters exhibit ways or approaches for overcoming or preventing making destructive choices in your life with Pheralyn as the catalyst.”

A native of Philadelphia, PA, Dove is held in high esteem as a spoken word artist and as a public relations/communications professional. Her “day jobs” have included stints as the publicist for Freedom Theatre, Pennsylvania’s oldest African-American theatrical organization, Deputy Communications Director for W. Wilson Goode, Philadelphia’s first African-American mayor, and as an arts reporter for The Philadelphia Daily News. In addition to her work as a writer, journalist and performer, Dove is the mother of an adult daughter who has her own growing career in public relations.

Dove describes Little Girl Blue as “her passion.” The poetry within the play is culled from her book “Color in Motion,” that features a foreword by drumming legend Max Roach. “I was inspired to write this piece because I wanted to do something more with my spoken word performances,” Dove said. “I wanted to bring about positive social change by exposing disturbing issues that are all too prevalent.” Dove’s personal and artistic journeys prove that it is never too late to follow your passion.

For more information about Pheralyn Dove and Little Girl Blue, visit

Little Girl Blue is recommended for mature audiences.