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RED VELVET

Written by
Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed By
James Ricks

January 17th - February 9th, 2019
Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse;
Dominion Energy Center

Edmund Kean, the greatest Shakespearean actor of his age, collapses on stage while performing the lead in Othello. He is replaced by a young, black actor, Ira Aldridge—a first for the role in London’s West End. As a bill in Parliament promoting the abolition of slavery sends shock waves through the streets, how will London react to his performance? This multi-award winning play transports audiences to the mid 1800’s and the turbulent backstage world of London’s Theatre Royal in Covent Garden.

PERFORMANCES

Preview - Discounted Tickets!
Thursday, January 17th - 8pm

Opening Weekend
Friday, January 18th - 8pm
Saturday, January 19th - 8pm
Sunday, January 20th - 2pm (talkback following)

Second Weekend
Friday, January 25th - 8pm
Saturday, January 26th - 8pm
Sunday, January 27th - 2pm (talkback following)

Third Weekend
Thursday, January 31st - 8pm
Friday, February 1st - 8pm
Saturday, February 2nd - 8pm
Sunday, February 3rd - 2pm (talkback following)

Closing Weekend
Thursday, February 7th - 8pm
Friday, February 8th - 8pm
Saturday, February 9th - 8pm

TICKETS

Preview Tickets*
Thursday, February 17th - All tickets $22

Regular Ticket Prices*
Adults -
$32
Seniors (65+) - $27
Students (with ID) - $22
RVATA (with ID) - $22

*Additional ticketing processing fees will apply

Cast

IRA ALDRIDGE - Jamar Jones
HALINA / BETTY LOVELL / MARGARET ALDRIDGE - Rachel Dilliplane
PIERRE LAPORTE - Eddie Webster
CONNIE - Desiree Dabney
CHARLES KEAN - Cole Metz
ELLEN TREE - Frances Saxton
BERNARD WARD / TERENCE - John Cauthen
CASIMIR / HENRY FORESTER - Stevie Rice

PRODUCTION

Director - James Ricks
Production Manager - Melissa Johnston Price
Stage Manager - Nata Moriconi
Assistant Stage Manager - Sofia Malin
Light Design - Erin Barclay
Scenic Design - David Melton
Costume Design - Cora Delbridge
Prop Design - Amanda Ufer
Sound Design -
Dialect Coach - Erica Hughes