Opening October 29th at 7:00pm
Previews: October 25-28th
A Love/Hate Story in Black and White
by Alice Childress
Directed by Cecilie Keenan
Appropriate for children ages 10 and above
Childress’s drama is set in the summer of 1918. There is a war in Europe, and a smaller war in South Carolina. Julia is an African-American seamstress and Herman is a white German-American baker who has kept company with her for 10 years. Disapproval of their affair from neighbors and family, as well as South Carolina's laws prohibiting interracial marriage makes it increasingly hard for them to stay together.
In the roles of the inter-racial couple are Raina Lynn as Julia and ensemble member Scott Westerman as Herman. Keenan’s cast will also include ensemble members Reid Coker (Bell Man) and Laura Coleman (Annabelle) along with visiting artists Susan P. Anderson (Fanny), Maya Hooks (Teeta), Lisa McConnell (Lula), Donna McGough (Herman's mother), Madison Murphy (Princess), Myesha-Tiara (Mattie), and Kevin Patterson. (Nelson). The design team includes Kevin Rolfs (scenic design), Zach Wagner (costume design), E.J. Jackson (lighting design), Joseph Cerqua (sound design/original music). Madeleine Lyons will be stage manager.
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