By Paul Russell
2/15/2003 5:13:04 AM
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The tissue supply had to be replenished after Monday night's "Lion King" cast party held at 'Afeni Shakur's' Stone Mountain home. Things started out happily enough with about a third of the 100-plus touring company just hanging out and snacking on egg rolls, salmon nuggets and peach cobbler.
"Patrons do this a lot for us in each city," said former Atlantan Jean Michelle Grier, who portrays Sarabi in the musical at the Atlanta Civic Center. "It's so nice." Then came the surprise: A screening of the documentary "2Pac Resurrected," the first film project Shakur has overseen since her son, rapper/actor Tupac Shakur, was killed seven years ago.
"I'm going to try to do this without crying," she began, eyes welling. "I love theatre." It was a motivating force in her son's life, she said, "and I just want to thank you for that."
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