Joey Folsom Joins the Cast of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK

Joey Folsom Joins the Cast of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK

Brick Road Theatre is pleased to welcome Joey Folsom to the cast of Marc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK. Mr. Folsom's credits include Lenny in Lenny Bruce is Back, Odysseus Rex in Year of the Rooster (Upstart Productions), Hank Williams in Hank Williams: Lost Highway, George in All My Sons (WaterTower Theatre), Danny in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Broken Gears Project Theatre). His television/film credits include Camera Store, Cronus, Soul Frackers, Arc, and The Intangible Truth of Chance Malloy.

Brick Road Theatre will present THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, A Play in Music by Marc Blitzstein at The Cox Playhouse in Plano from March 9-18. It will mark the DFW directorial debut of award-winning actor, Diana Sheehan, with music direction by Bruce Greer and choreography by Kelly McCain.

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK has been called "one of the most historically significant pieces of American theater ever written," and is the only show ever shut down by the Federal government. Composer Marc Blitzstein wrote it in a specific political and social context, but the questions it raises regarding economic power, class structure, agency, hypocrisy, and opposing forces remain as relevant today as in 1937. Rather than accusing or lecturing, this piece uses humor and 1930's musical traditions to reveal and reflect our ongoing challenges, and is a tribute to the artists, who, in 1937, risked everything for art.

"I am a product of my time-and my time is one of urgency and direct communication in the arts."-Marc Blitzstein

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK runs March 9-18 at The Cox Playhouse in Plano.


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