Meet the Cast of Ruined: Jerome Kisembe – Sylvester Little, Jr.
Birmingham native Sylvester Little, Jr., is excited to join this City Equity-Aldridge Rep co-production after coming off of a successful run playing Franco Wicks in CET’s Superior Donuts. He began his acting career with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company playing almost every character in the Bard (his favorites: Nick Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Claudio, Much Ado About Nothing). His hometown credits include productions with Muse of Fire (Henry V in Henry V, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, MacDuff in Macbeth, resident fight choreographer), Theatre Downtown (Aaron in Titus Andronicus), and Birmingham Children’s Theatre (all the male roles in Snow White). With passions for acting, stage combat, and spoken word/poetry, Sylvester attributes all of his success to the Almighty, his mother, sister & father, Sly Sr.
“Superior Donuts” isn’t a perfect play, but like much of City Equity’s work, it’s hard to find fault with the production itself. The acting is wonderful, and the show seems very much at home in the Martha Moore Sykes Studio at the Virginia Samford Theatre.
From Alec Harvey’s 4-star review for the Birmingham News; read it here on al.com.
…the soul of the play belongs to Franco and Arthur and Sylvester Little, Jr. and Alan Gardner respectively deliver. The actors in are into each other’s rhythms and their by-play is superb. They carry the emotional baggage of their characters with ease and Gardner’s deeply felt disconnect with the world and its disappointments is rendered hauntingly.
From the grassroots theatre criticism collective site Vanishing Sights; read the full review from University of Alabama theatre professor Steve Burch here.
Special thanks to Marty Higginbotham.