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Guthrie Theater Presents

a Full Circle Theater Company production of

UNDER THIS ROOF

by Barbara Kingsley

World Premiere

directed by James A. Williams

in The Dowling Studio

“This is a love story.  It’s about mature love, marriage, romantic love, and familial love,” says director James Williams.  Set in the late 1940s against the backdrop of post-WWII recovery in America, this four- character, two-act play takes place in the segregated black neighborhood of Central Cleveland, where characters Mamie and Raymond Warren reside.  Mamie desperately needs household help after her husband has a serious accident. On the recommendation of a friend, Mamie hires a down-on-her-luck woman named Bessie, whose arrival brings surprises and new challenges. In this setting, Under this Roof explores themes of mature love, family, disability, and race on an ever-shifting axis, with often-unexpected comic, painful, and heartfelt results.

Performance Dates:

May 4           Friday               PREVIEW PERFORMANCE      7:30 p.m.

May 5          Saturday         OPENING PERFORMANCE   7:30 p.m.  

May 6           Sunday             PERFORMANCE                       7:00 p.m.

May 9           Wednesday    PERFORMANCE                        7:30 p.m.

May 10         Thursday        PERFORMANCE                        7:30 p.m.

May 11         Friday              PERFORMANCE                        7:30 p.m.

May 12         Saturday         PERFORMANCE                        7:30 p.m.  

May 13         Sunday           PERFORMANCE                         7:00 p.m.

May 16         Wednesday    PERFORMANCE                         7:30 p.m.

May 17         Thursday        PERFORMANCE                         7:30 p.m. **ASL Interpreted, Audio Described, Open Captioned

May 18         Friday              PERFORMANCE                         7:30 p.m.

May 19        Saturday        2 PERFORMANCES                   1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.  

May 20        Sunday           FINAL PERFORMANCE            1:00 p.m.

 

Tickets are now on sale at: https://www.guthrietheater.org/  or by phone: 612.377.2224

 

Full Circle Theater Company is a fiscal year 2018 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”

 

Cast members for the April, 2016 tour and production of Sacred Passage are:  Emily Grodzik, Marisa Carr, Lara Trujillo, Siddeeqah Shabazz, Allen Malicsi, Matthew Thompson, Song Kim, John Stephens, Katelin DeLorenzo, and Marcos Lopez.

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