Harold Sylvester stars in Tour Detour

Tulane alumnus, veteran actor, writer and producer Harold Sylvester is currently starring in Tour Detour, a play written by award-winning playwright Harold Ellis Clark, during a six-performance run with just three shows remaining.

The final shows are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Ashè Power House Theatre, 1731 Baronne Street in New Orleans.

The play, a co-production between Ashè Cultural Arts Center and HEC Communications, also stars acclaimed stage actor Kenneth Brown, Jr.  Award-winning theatrical director John Grimsley will direct the production.

Tour Detour surrounds a son, who prior to traveling to Afghanistan for his fourth tour of duty as a U.S. Air Force explosives ordnance technician, visits his father, who’s serving a life sentence at a central Louisiana prison.  They haven’t seen each other in more than 20 years.

Sylvester, a graduate of both Tulane University and St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, is known for his role as “Griff” on FOX TV’s "Married with Children," and in the classic film "An Officer and a Gentleman," starring Richard Gere.  Other acting credits include "CSI: Miami" (CBS), "Cold Case" (CBS), "NYPD Blue" (ABC), "A Different World" (NBC) and "Hill Street Blues" (NBC).  As a screenwriter, Sylvester penned scripts for "NYPD Blue," and the TNT movie "Passing Glory."

Tickets to the show are available online at a cost of $30, $40 for VIP and $25 students with ID and groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 504-569-9070.

Did you know?

Harold Sylvester recently donated his personal papers to the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University. The papers include correspondence, film and television scripts, photographs and news clippings among other things. Read more about it here.