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brothers-from-the-bottom2 (1)(Sun Herald) – NEW ORLEANS — For New Orleans native and actor Wendell Pierce, the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation marked an excellent time to show “Brothers from the Bottom,” a play about a neighborhood and family dealing with gentrification and development after the storm.

“It’s a perfect time to reflect on what happened,” Pierce said.

The actor, who starred in the HBO series “The Wire” and “Treme” — the latter is also about life in post-Katrina New Orleans — stars in and helped produce the play.

Playwright Jackie Alexander, who has deep roots in the city, wrote “Brothers from the Bottom” in 2009 and it has been shown in New York.

This will be the first time audiences can see it in New Orleans.

Commemorating the hurricane’s anniversary, it will run through June 28 at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts — the city’s premier cultural high school, where Pierce studied.

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