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Did you know that Alfred Uhry is the first American playwright to win the “Triple Crown” of dramatic writing: Tony Award (2), an Oscar and a Pulitzer Prize? More info about Alfred Uhry at http://americantheatrewing.org/biography/d…
Here is some more info for the INDY readers:
Boo: Debra Grannan
Reba: Donna Rossi-Youngblood
Sunny: Kate Bowra
Lala: Izzy Burger
Joe: Erich Reinhard
Peachy: Brian Gill
Adolph: Jeff Cheek
Awards and Nominations:
• Tony Award for Best Play
• Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play
• Nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play
• Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.raleighlittletheatre.org/shows/… or by calling the RLT Box Office at 919-821-3111 (weekdays noon till 5pm).
Dates and Times:
April 8th – 24th
8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8pm
10, 17, 24 at 3pm
- Thanks! Scotty Cherryholmes, RLT Ad Manager
August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson"
October 8 – 24, 2010
Dates and Times:
Oct 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8pm
Oct 10, 17, 24 at 3pm
Adults $20; Seniors/Students $16; First Sunday: $12 (all ages)
RLT Sutton Main Stage Theatre
(weekdays noon till 5pm and one hour before performance)
Show Page/Online Tickets:
About the Play:
The late August Wilson was one of the premiere dramatists of the American stage and The Piano Lesson is the most beautiful and richly drawn of all his plays. A Pulitzer Prize winner, it is the highlight of Wilson’s ten-play cycle (also known as the Pittsburgh Cycle) chronicling the African-American experience in the twentieth century. With the Great Depression for a backdrop, a brother and sister struggle over a precious family heirloom, a piano with images of their African Ancestors carved by their enslaved grandfather. Contains strong language.
Doaker: Warren Keyes
Boy Willie: Joseph Callender
Lymon: Jeremy V. Morris
Berniece: Randi Martin-Lee
Maretha: Janelle Netterville
Avery: Phillip Bernard Smith
Wining Boy: John Rogers Harris, PhD
Grace: Kyma Lassiter
“The Piano Lesson is joyously an African-American play: it has its own spacious poetry …seems to sing even when it is talking.” – Frank Rich, New York Times
August Wilson is most known for his ten-play “Pittsburgh Cycle”. Nine of the plays takes place in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, which Wilson knew very well. Each play is set in a different decade during the twentieth century. Here is a list of the plays and the decade in which they take place:
“Gem of the Ocean”
“Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
“The Piano Lesson”
“Two Trains Running”
“King Hedley II”
Wilson did not write the plays in order and they are not meant to be a serial story, even though some characters appear or are mentioned in more than one play. They chronicle the Black experience in America through the twentieth century.
“The Piano Lesson” By August Wilson
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play in 1990. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York City.
These dates are for the Auditions for the musical "Really Rosie". For more information please go to http://raleighlittletheatre.org/shows/10-1… This show plays in March. It is a very cool youth show.
This is the listing for Auditions for "The Man Who Came to Dinner". For more info on roles please go to http://raleighlittletheatre.org/auditions/…
This play calls for a “cast of thousands” (The chaotic climax of Act Two is a classic in comedic theatre history!) In addition to the core cast of principals, there is a VERY busy small ensemble who will double up to portray the dozens of interesting characters who drift on, drop a few “zingers” and move on: Convicts and guards, G-men, a youth choir, a comic delivery man, etc, etc. (If you don’t want to learn a lot of troublesome lines, yet would love to be a part of a great theatre classic, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU!! N.B. Deals for abbreviated rehearsal schedules may be made.)
This is the posting for Auditions for "Cinderella". For more info please go to http://raleighlittletheatre.org/auditions/… This holiday musical is performed in December and returns to the Raleigh Little Theater Complex.
Very disappointed in the INDY poll. The category for "Best Live Theatre" went to DPAC with the Raleigh Performing Arts Center as a Runner-up. These are buildings not performing arts organizations. Maybe next year the category should be "Best Largest Theatre Venue". HA!
Unfortunately, this new amphitheatre looks more like a parking lot than a theatre. Raleigh Little Theatre's Louise “Scottie” Stephenson Amphitheatre with seating up to 2000 people was built in 1939 and is located in a beautiful setting next to the Raleigh Rose Garden (Next to Cameron Village and NC State). Outdoor shows are troublesome due to the weather and it is a very risky business. Neither of these outdoor theatres has a cover and these venues are very vulnerable. For there are two kinds of rain - there is the "wet" kind of rain that will stop a performance in mid-show and there is the "threat" kind of rain that stops reservations. For more info about the history of the RLT amphitheatre go to: http://raleighlittletheatre.org/about/amph…
There are actually "eight" performers in this production: Dena Byers, Angie Davis, Jeff Enoch, Alexander Hunt, Ashley Morris, Jaret Preston, Staci Sabarsky, and Robert Steinberg!
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