View Comments Featured in the cast are Delano Barbosa, Lamar Cheston, Thaddeus Daniels, Melvin Huffnagle and Ade Otukoya. Layon Gray’s The Harlem Rens, will play a limited engagement September 18 through November 23 at the Actors Temple Theater. Opening night is set for October 2. The off-Broadway production will run on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Helmed by Gray, The Harlem Rens is inspired by the true story of six men who overcame adversity to win more than 2,000 basketball games while barnstorming throughout segregated parts of the country in the 1930’s, despite never being officially accepted professionally or socially.