We’ve been in the lab a little bit working to make a virtual FEATURE reading experience for you after the two community nights we held at the end of March. We are looking forward to bringing you “Reconstruction” by Tom Minter – for a second time!
On May 12, 2014, when we were still @ the cell, we featured “Reconstruction”. We are so thrilled to have Tom and the play back after a couple years. So thrilled to support artists at all stage of their development and so thrilled to lean into the fact that developing work takes times.
We support that.
With that said….
JOIN US… on Zoom at 7:30pm on Monday, May 11, 2020
The “House” will open at 7:15pm.
RECONSTRUCTION by Tom Minter
Directed by Paige Hernandez
This reading is in collaboration with Derek Goldman and the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics.
in alphabetical order
Kieron Anthony as CHARLES / CHARLES JERICHO de GAST
Ylfa Edelstein as JACQUELINE JERICHO de GAST
Bob Jaffe as JERRY / GILBERT / PROFESSOR / EMILE
Marjorie Johnson as MISS MARIAH / MARIAH
Erika Rose as IONI
Keith Randolph Smith as JERICHO
Luke Smith as STAGE DIRECTIONS / OTHER VOICES
ABOUT THE PLAY
In the wake of her mother’s death, an African-American television exec, Ioni Mitchell, navigates feelings of isolation and loss of family – until memories of her deceased mother direct Ioni to focus on the mysterious family heirloom of a portrait..
In identifying the artist of the painting, Ioni discovers choices made in an America of the 1870’s, whose consequences and deeper secrets haunt an unexpected ancestor, in contemporary France..
The play, moving in time between the present and 1875 – America and France – bears Witness to a startling family history of caste and color .. which reveals crucial hard truths attached to the reality of Freedom.. and freedom of choice..
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