Unframed Series At New Stage Theatre presents STEAL AWAY
The Unframed at New Stage Theatre Series presents Steal Away by Ramona King January 26, 27, 28 and February 1 & 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket price is $10.00 and tickets can only be purchased at the door, cash or check only. The performances are staged at New Stage Theatre's Warehouse Theatre, which is located at 1000 Monroe Street in the Belhaven Heights neighborhood. Unframed at New Stage Theatre is sponsored by Jackson Free Press. Steal Away is recommended for audiences teen and up.
A Folktale, set in Chicago during the Depression, Steal Away is a farce telling the story of five upstanding church ladies who raise funds to send young Black women to college by holding bake sales and the like. Their latest beneficiary, Tracyada, has more ambitious ideas. She wants them all to rob a bank! Of course, the ladies are reluctant to do anything that drastic; but events have them joining in Tracyada's scheme. Will they get away with it? Or will the ladies end up caught? Their antics and adventures will have you laughing with joy and smiling the entire show.
"I am forever grateful to be able to take advantage of this phenomenal opportunity and direct this production of Steal Away" said director Xerron Mingo. "Steal Away is a script I've been in love with for over 10 years. Although the scripts lends itself towards a comedy, it still shines a spotlight on the educational financing system, specifically for college students. And it is totally relevant today since you still have to jump hurdles for financial support with education in America."
The cast features Marquita Levy as Tracyada Kyzer, Kenya Jefferson as Stella Margaret Kyzer, Alisa Price as Sudy Atkinson, Wendie Sheppard as Renita "Redd" Ruth, Jasmine Rivera as Jade Long and Brianna Hill as Bluiah "Blu" Daniels.
Steal Away is the second production of the 11th season of Unframed at New Stage Theatre. Upcoming productions in the season include Boy by Anna Ziegler (March 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2018) and Find Me by Olwen Wymark (May 4, 5 & 6, 2018).
"We created The Unframed Series at New Stage Theatre series in 2006 to provide an alternative theatre experience to the community", said Reynolds. "The goal of the Series is to attract theatre audiences that are interested in contemporary theatre. I am very proud of the shows that the Series has produced in the last ten years."
Steal Away opens Friday, January 26th at 7:30 pm. Additional performances are Saturday, January 27th, Sunday, January 28th, Thursday, February 1st and Friday, February 2nd at 7:30pm. Ticket price is $10 and tickets can only be purchased at the door, cash or check only. Steal Away is recommended for audiences teen and up. The performances are staged at New Stage Theatre's Warehouse Theatre. The theatre is located at 1000 Monroe Street in the Belhaven Heights neighborhood. Unframed at New Stage Theatre is sponsored by Jackson Free Press. For more information on The Unframed Series at New Stage Theatre, please contact Chris Roebuck at 601.948.3533 ext. 236.