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NEAT Extends Streaming From Renaissance Theaterworks

Marti Gobel plays 24 different characters in the production.

Increasing demand has prompted Renaissance Theaterworks to extend the streaming of Charlayne Woodard's NEAT, with virtuoso actor Marti Gobel playing 24 different characters, through April 18, 2021 at midnight, CST.

NEAT is a magical, often humorous, coming-of-age story. Based in the oral traditions of the African Diaspora, award-winning playwright, Charlayne Woodard is a modern-day griot. NEAT is based on the playwright's lived experience. As an infant, Woodard's beloved Aunt Beneatha (Neat), is denied treatment at the local "white" hospital, leaving her with permanent brain damage. But Neat possesses an enormous heart. With love and simplicity, Neat teaches young Charlayne to embrace black pride and cherish life through the turbulent 1960s and 1970s.

"In NEAT, Woodard is a magnificent storyteller who spins her own exquisite real-life remembrances of love and resilience. I'm so excited to bring NEAT back to Milwaukee. A sell-out hit for Renaissance Theaterworks in 2012 followed by a successful South African tour in 2013, NEAT is an inspiring story that reminds us all of what really matters, especially at times when we need it most," shares Artistic Director Suzan Fete.

Virtual tickets may be purchased through the Renaissance Theaterworks website: or by phone at 414-273-0800.

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