Cadence Theatre Company & Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present CLYBOURNE PARK, 2/20-3/15

Cadence Theatre Company & Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present CLYBOURNE PARK, 2/20-3/15Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre presents the Richmond premiere of Bruce Norris' Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, Clybourne Park. Clybourne Park runs February 20-March 15, 2014 (opens February 22nd) in association with the 10th Annual Acts of Faith Festival, with Acts of Faith post-show discussions Sunday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 9th.

Clybourne Park is a dramatic follow-up to A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry; it is a moving and thought-provoking story of racism and how it evolves but never ends. Laced with comedy and satire, the play asks the audience to closely examine its own community identity.

Clybourne Park will be directed by Keri Wormald, and will feature David Bridgewater, Andrew Firda, McLean Jesse, Katie McCall, Thomas Nowlin, Steve Perigard and Tyra D. Robinson. Scenic Design is by Phil Hayes, Lighting Design is by Andrew Bonniwell, Costume Design is by Lynn West, Properties Design is by Sarah Stepahin, Scenic Painting is by Terrie Powers Miller, Dialect Coaching is by Janet Rodgers and Set Dressing is by Irene Ziegler.

Clybourne Park will be presented February 20-March 15th, 2014 at Theatre Gym at the Virginia Rep Center; 114 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220. Shows are: TH at 7 pm; FR and SAT at 8 pm; SUN at 4 pm; special 7pm performance on TUES March 5. Special discount nights: Thursday, February 20th-1st Preview--$15 tickets-Code: CLYPRICE; Thursday, February 27th---Girls' Night Out--$25 event tickets-Code: GIRLSCP; Friday, February 28th-Date Night--$25 event tickets-Code: DATECP; Tuesday, March 11th-Industry Night--$15 event tickets-Code: INDCP.

Cadence Theatre Company & Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present CLYBOURNE PARK, 2/20-3/15
Thomas E. Nowlin, Tyra D. Robinson, McLean Jesse,
Katie McCall and Andrew Firda

ACTS OF FAITH POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

Sunday, March 2nd after 4pm show
Moderator: Tiffany Jana

What does this play say about race relations in the United States from the past to the present? Are we more interested in the differences between the races than we are in what makes people strive to do what's right for their family? Does Playwright Bruce Norris treat the two races equally in this play, or does he fall down on the side of one over the other?

Tiffany Jana is the co-founder and CEO of TMI Consulting Inc, a diversity and inclusion strategy consulting firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. She has worked as an actor, director, and producer with local theatres including the Carpenter Science Theatre Company, Firehouse Theatre Project, Richmond Shakespeare, and Barksdale Theatre. Her role as CEO at TMI involves shaping the direction of her fast growing company and leading diversity and civic engagement initiatives for clients in the US and abroad.

Sunday, March 9th after 4pm show
Moderator: The Rev. Terry Menefee Gau
"You shall love thy neighbor as yourself" - Mark: 12:31

This commandment also shows itself in a non-secular way as "the golden rule". This play asks us to consider: what constitutes a neighbor? What is our social, ethical, moral responsibility to each other in the eyes of our doctrines?

The Rev. Terry Menefee Gau is the Coordinating Manager for the Acts of Faith Festival. She is an ordained minister in the Baptist tradition, but is now a very active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. She is also a Virginia actress with many credits on stage, film and television. Terry's focus in seminary was Narrative and Film Theology, which is the study of how we understand God and ourselves through story. Her acting and ministerial experience paired with her theological education make her uniquely qualified to work with The Acts of Faith Festival, and she is thrilled to call this one of her ministries.

Tickets may be purchased at www.VA-Rep.org | 804.282.2620.

Photos by Jason Collins Photography.

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