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Photo Coverage: REFLECTIONS OF A HEART Plays Clurman, 6/11-27

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New York's SteppingStone Theatre Company presents the world premiere of REFLECTIONS OF A HEART - a new play written and directed by Christopher G. Roberts, based on the true story of Isaac Woodard, Jr., at one time the most highly decorated African-American WWII veteran whose 1946 beating and subsequent blinding by police, hours after being discharged from the US Army, ignited a heated civil rights battle in South Carolina and around the nation - with previews beginning June 11, prior to its official press opening June 17, at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan.

Between the Scottsboro Boys and Rosa Parks, there was Isaac Woodard, Jr. Filled with humor and heartbreak, REFLECTIONS OF A HEART is based on true events in America's history that were almost lost in time. Set between 1946 and 1951, the play takes place in the Bronx and South Carolina. Shifting between times, African-American WWII veteran Isaac Woodard, Jr. finds himself under siege by hard-hearted detectives, social injustices, racial prejudices, and his own missing memories. America welcomes back its native son, as a highly decorated war hero, with plans of starting a family. Things go horribly awry when he begins traversing his past and present. The fight for his country is over, as the fight for his life begins.

The ensemble cast of REFLECTIONS OF A HEART includes Mary Ruth Baggot, Reginald L. Barnes, Gail Merzer Behrens, Chanel Carroll, Mark Ellmore, Gillian Glasco, Kevin Green, Jim Heaphy, Heather Massie, Jonathan Miles, Avery Pearson, Christopher G. Roberts, Robert Spence, David Wirth, and Jerry Zellers. REFLECTIONS OF A HEART features scenic design by Raffaele Castaldo; costume design by Sarah Cubbage; lighting design by Kayla J. Globe; and sound design by David Lawson.

REFLECTIONS OF A HEART runs June 11-27 at Theatre Row's Clurman Theatre (410 West 42nd Street): Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7pm; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm (with an additional 3pm matinee on Saturday, June 12). Tickets are $18. For reservations, call TicketCentral at 212-279-4200 or visit www.TicketCentral.com.

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg

Photo Coverage: REFLECTIONS OF A HEART Plays Clurman, 6/11-27

Photo Coverage: REFLECTIONS OF A HEART Plays Clurman, 6/11-27
David Wirth, Chanel Carroll, and Christopher G. Roberts

Photo Coverage: REFLECTIONS OF A HEART Plays Clurman, 6/11-27
Avery Pearson and Christopher G. Roberts

Photo Coverage: REFLECTIONS OF A HEART Plays Clurman, 6/11-27
Christopher G. Roberts, Robert Spence, Mark Ellmore, and Mary Ruth Baggott

Photo Coverage: REFLECTIONS OF A HEART Plays Clurman, 6/11-27
Reginald L. Barnes and Christopher G. Roberts

Photo Coverage: REFLECTIONS OF A HEART Plays Clurman, 6/11-27
David Wirth, Jonathan Miles, and Christopher G. Roberts

Photo Coverage: REFLECTIONS OF A HEART Plays Clurman, 6/11-27
Chanel Carroll and Christopher G. Roberts

Photo Coverage: REFLECTIONS OF A HEART Plays Clurman, 6/11-27
Christopher G. Roberts and Chanel Carroll

Photo Coverage: REFLECTIONS OF A HEART Plays Clurman, 6/11-27

Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg


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