Playwright Dael Orlandersmith to Preview UNTIL THE FLOOD in Community Night at City Hall
See playwright Dael Orlandersmith perform an excerpt from Until The Flood and talk about how the themes of the play, which explore the reaction of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown, are a platform for a Milwaukee community conversation.
Hear special guests present their experience with the theme "I Want To Get Home Safe Tonight," and learn more about how Milwaukee Rep's community engagement programing will further the conversation.
This community night will take place on Monday, October 2, in the Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda, 200 E Wells Street, at 6 p.m., hosted by CBS 58 Reporter Amanda Porterfield with Milwaukee Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements, and community respondents include: Terrence Bender, DaLynn Brookshire Cain, Kalan Haywood II, Lavelle Young, Chia Xiong, and Pamela Zacharius.
Until The Flood explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Orlandersmith crafted a stunning play featuring eight real-life characters, after conducting hundreds of interviews. These eight characters all have interesting and unique perspectives and their stories reflect a range of human experiences - the drive to forward one's prospects with education, the innate need to protect our loved ones from the harsh realities of the world, and the urge to seek answers to life's biggest questions. The result is a theatrical mosaic of diverse voices that explores how a community heals and grows together.
Until The Flood begins performances March 13 and runs through April 22 in the Stiemke Studio. Tickets can be purchased online at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by phone at 414-224-9490 or in person at the Ticket Office (108 E. Wells Street).