BWW Previews: THE CALL at The 5 & Dime
Tanya Barfield's poignantly challenging THE CALL opens Friday night, August 11th, at The 5 & Dime Theatre in Jacksonville's urban core.
THE CALL examines the racial barriers, cultural assumptions, and emotional complexities of growing a family through the scope of a white family who pursues the adoption of a child from Africa. Entertain, for a moment, the multitude of layers involved in such a choice. THE CALL tackles not only adoption, but marriage, race, and entitlement. With a growing reputation for producing shows that provoke contemplation and conversation, you don't want to miss this meaningful work.
Starring Erin Salem, Dustin Delgross, Rhodie Jackson, Cher Davis, and EuGene Lindsey and directed by Joe Kemper (Douglas Anderson's new Musical Theatre Director), THE CALL still has early bird ticket prices available on their website through Thursday.
Below, watch Jacksonville's Ruth Simpson explore the emotions she experienced as an adopted child, and then scoop up your tickets for this captivating show.
Photos by Maya Adkins