Monday, February 18, 2013

REP STAGE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH TONY AWARD-NOMINATED PLAY

clip_image001In Time for Black History Month, Rep Stage Continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-Nominated

HOME
By Samm-Art Williams

Originally produced by The Negro Ensemble Company, this coming-of-age story of a 1950s southern farm boy garnered a 1980 Tony Award nomination and Drama Desk Award nomination

Image art for HomeRep Stage, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 20th anniversary season with Home, Samm-Art Williams’ brilliantly inventive, lyrically expressive play that tells the coming-of-age story of a young black man, Cephus Miles, from rural North Carolina. From beginning to end—and through tragedy and triumph—Cephus never loses his joyful goodwill, his indomitable spirit, and the conviction that one day his quest for fulfillment with be rewarded. “Home” stars returning Rep Stage actors Felicia Curry and Fatima Quander, as well as Rep newcomer Robert Lee Hardy in the role of Cephus Miles.

WHEN: February 27 with a limited run through March 17
WHERE: Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC.

A post-show reception follows the Saturday, March 2, evening performance and free post-show discussions follow performances on Friday, March 8 and 15. During the March 15 discussion, Rep Stage artists will be joined by Gavin Witt, associate artistic director at Center Stage, and other special guests from Center Stage.

Dr. Faedra Carpenter, assistant professor of dramaturgy and contemporary performance at the University of Maryland, will present her lecture, “The Poetry in Everyday Speech: Samm-Art Williams’ play ‘Home’ and the Negro Ensemble Company,” on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 16, in the HVPA’s Monteabaro Hall. Both lectures begin at 12:30 p.m. and the March 16 lecture will precede the Saturday matinee performance. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Please visit www.repstage.org for tickets and additional information.