VOCES on PBS "Lemon"

VOCES on PBS "Lemon"

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 9:00pm

Lemon Andersen performs his autobiographical play County of Kings in “Lemon.”

Credit: Courtesy of Dandelion Films, Inc. / Matthew Akers

Follow one man’s journey to bring his life story to the New York stage while battling his darkest demons. When Lemon Andersen held a Tony Award in his hands for his work in Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, it was close to a miracle. This poet/performer was a three-time felon who’d achieved more than anyone could have ever imagined. But when the show closed, he lost everything and moved his wife and two small daughters back to the projects. In desperation, he turned to the only thing he had left — his pen and his past. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lemon airs Monday, September 30, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI World.