American Rep Theater of WNY to Present SHINE, 4/24-5/17
The American Rep Theater of WNY concludes the highly acclaimed 2013-14 season with a world premiere of the original work, SHINE, written by Matthew LaChiusa on April 24th and runs until May 17th.
White lightning,mountain dew, hooch, and Tennessee white whiskey are terms used to describehigh-proof distilled spirits, generally produced illicitly ... otherwise known asMoonshine!
In thebackwoods of Tennessee the McCormick's still has been producing top-notch moonshinefor two generations that has quenched many a drinker's thirst. But in 1964times are a changing and a new generation will take over the operations. With apersistent state senator out to protect investments, the blight of racism inthe Deep South, and a dream to escape this life, the youngest McCormick mustdecide between holding onto a family legacy or letting the still go.
Local awardwinning writer, Matthew LaChiusa, crafted SHINE reminiscent of Thorton Wilder'sOUR TOWN, but soaked with a jar of moonshine with a dedicated attention to thestorytelling style found in Americana folklore literature.
Accomplishedpoet, playwright and director, Mark C Lloyd will direct a talented group ofactors including local award nominated actor David C Mitchell (LAUGHTER ON THE23rd FLOOR), with
MichaelLeszczynski (SEE THE SCREAMS), and three of the recent BLOODY BLOODY ANDREWS JACKSON cast members Michael Wachowiak ,Carolyn Lansom , and Billy Horn as well as a newcomer to the Art stage GabrielRobere'.
Mark C LLoyd will again Direct for ART of WNY.