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Darryl Lacy directed In Memory of A Friend for Out-Reach Production. It opened May 21, 1991 and ran for four performances in the Experimental Theater of the Henry Street Settlement’s Louis Abrons Art Center, located at 466 Grand Street, New York, NY.

The two-act drama by Victor Seltzer, founder of Out-Reach Production, is based on a true story about a man taking care of a friend that is dying from AIDS. The cast featured Kimberly Douthett, Gail O’Blenis Dukes, Kevin L. Johnson, Michael K. Williams, and Darren Frazier, who introduced Lacy to Seltzer. Frazier was featured in To Be Young Gifted And Black, Lacy’s directorial debut in 1984, when they attended the State University College at Buffalo, NY.

Seltzer and cast joined Lacy for his second guest spot on Artbeat of Harlem on May 19, 1991 to promote In Memory of A Friend. Lacy’s first time on the 60 minute live radio show occurred in 1990.

Three years after the original production of In Memory of A Friend, Seltzer retooled the script and renamed it, To Friends. Lacy directed the revamped show, which opened on February 17, 1994 and ran for eight performances at the Mint Theater, located at 311 West 43rd Street, New York, NY. The new cast members were Romy Edwards, David Makonnen II, Vincent Russell, Yovonne Scott, and Dennis Thomas.

Four years later, Seltzer revised the script again and shortened the title to, Friends. The new incarnation opened on January 31, 1998 and ran for two performances at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, located at 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY. Lacy directed for a third time with new cast members Shirley Baines, Michelle Brown, Paul J. Davis, Lana Giorgievski, Ava Moses, Eunice Newkirk, and Kiminey Thomas joining Makonnen from the 1994 production. Moses was also featured in DARRYL LACY (DL) PRODUCTIONS’ Nikki G: A Portrait of Nikki Giovanni in Her Own Words in 1990 and on the DL MUSIC track, Mockingbird with Lacy.