Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's SMART PEOPLE
Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage.
Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut. Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater.
The four-person cast features Lorene Chesley (La Jolla Playhouse's Memphis) as Valerie Johnston, Gregory Perri (Broadway's Good People) as BrIan White, Sue Jin Song (Manhattan Theatre Club's The World of Extreme Happiness) as Ginny Yang and Jaysen Wright (Studio Theatre's Choir Boy) as Jackson Moore.
BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
Photos courtesy Arena Stage.
Jaysen Wright (Jackson Moore) and Lorene Chesley (Valerie Johnston)
Gregory Perri (BrIan White) and Sue Jin Song (Ginny Yang)
Director Seema Sueko director and set designer Misha Kachman
The company at the first rehearsal of SMART PEOPLE