Actors' Shakespeare Project's 15th Season Continues with NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM

Actors' Shakespeare Project's 15th Season continues with Nat Turner in Jerusalem, performed at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury. Performances January 30 - February 24 (Press Performance: Saturday, February 2, 8:00 PM, Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley St, Boston). For more information visit actorsshakespeareproject.org.

Nat Turner led a slave revolt that shocked the country in August of 1831. The evening before Turner is scheduled to be executed, he and attorney Thomas R. Gray, the recorder of his confessions, confront what has passed and what the future may hold. Full of rich imagery, this politically timely story explores morality, freedom, spirituality, and one man's fiercely held convictions.

Benny Sato Ambush, award-winning freelance theatre artist and Emerson Stage's Former Senior Distinguished Producing Director-In-Residence, directs. "I am delighted to be directing for ASP for the first time; it's been a long time in the making. Nat Turner is a play for our times; a perfect example of how an event of the past can illuminate our present moment. It raises the perennial question that humans never seem able to answer: how to treat one another. The chess match between a captured Nat Turner, his interrogating lawyer who wrote down his confessions, and his jailer, highlights, to use Rev. Martin Luther King's words, the 'inescapable mutuality' between blacks and whites in America specifically, and between all humanity in a larger sense."

Brandon Green* plays Nat Turner and Lewis D. Wheeler* plays Thomas Gray and the prison guard. Both are members of Actors' Equity Association.

The design and production team includes Janie Howland** (Scenic), Aja M. Jackson (Lighting), A.W. Nadine Grant (Costumes), Dewey Dellay (Sound), and Sam Layco* (Stage Manager).

Regular Performance Schedule: Thursdays, Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 3 PM and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Some additional Wednesday evening performances. Post-show conversations follow Sunday matinees.

Tickets are $25-$60 ($15 student rush) and can be purchased at https://www.actorsshakespeareproject.org/box-office/single-tickets/ or at the Box Office one hour before curtain. Senior discount tickets are $5 off of regular priced tickets. Groups of 10+ may reserve seats for select performances via 617.776.2200 x225.

Student matinee performances: Friday, February 8 and Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 10:00am. To book student matinee performances, please email: boxoffice@actorsshakespeareproject.org

Community Pay What You Can Nights: Wednesday, January 30 and Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30pm.

Actors' Shakespeare Project is an award-winning professional theater company with a Resident Acting Company and extensive education, youth and community programs. ASP performs and works in found spaces, schools, theaters and neighborhoods to present and explore the robust language, resonant stories, and deeply human characters in Shakespeare's plays and in works by other great playwrights. Our work is ensemble-based and focused on intimacy, storytelling, language, relationships, voice, risk and artistry within and throughout the Boston area.

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