Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre's ROBERT E. LEE - SHADES OF GRAY, Opening 9/7
July marked the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the decisive battles of the Civil War. The anniversaries of the Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and the sesquicentennial of Lincoln's Gettysburg address take place over the next few months.
Rubicon Theatre Company commemorates these historic events with the presentation of Robert E. Lee - SHADES OF GRAY, a compelling and dramatic portrait of one of U.S. history's most enigmatic figures. Check out a first look below!
Written by and starring Los Angeles Drama Critics' Circle Award-winner Tom Dugan ("Bones," "Friends," "Curb Your Enthusiasm"), who enthralled audiences last year with his portrayal of Simon Wiesenthal at Rubicon, and directed by Artistic Associate Jenny Sullivan (original direction by Mel Johnson, Jr.), Robert E. Lee - Shades of Gray examines how the most trusted soldier in the United States Army became the most dangerous man in America. Why did this deeply religious father of seven, who was firmly opposed to slavery and secession, reject Lincoln's offer to lead the Union Army and fight for The Confederacy?
Robert E. Lee - SHADES OF GRAY will open on Saturday, September 7 at 7pm and runs through Sunday, September 29 at 2pm, with low-priced previews on Wednesday, September 4 at 7pm, Thursday September 5 at 8pm and Friday, September 5 at 8pm at the Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura.
Tickets for Robert E. Lee - SHADES OF GRAY may be purchased in person through the Rubicon Theatre Company BOX OFFICE at the corner of Main and Laurel in Ventura (Laurel entrance and downstairs). To charge by phone, call (805) 667-2900. Or visit Rubicon online at www.rubicontheatre.org. Twenty-four-hour-a-day ticketing is available online thanks to a grant from the IRVINE FOUNDATION's Regional Arts Initiative.
Photo Credit: Jeanne Tanner