Monday, November 9, 2009
The West Georgia Theatre Company will present Suzan-Lori Parks' play "In the Blood" beginning with a community preview performance on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. This event is WGTC's second dramatic production of the season and will be performed in the Richard L. Dangle Theatre.
Just like Hester Prynne in Hawthorne's classic "The Scarlet Letter," Hester LaNegrita, played by Tangela Large of East Point, has a hard life filled with sin, cruelty, punishment and exploitation. With five kids and no money, she gives what food she has to the children as the world eats her up.
WGTC actors in the play include Colin James-Sarner of Kennesaw, Jowanna Williams of Macon, Zach DeSutter of Ringgold, Johnna Jackson of Macon and James Parker of Stone Mountain.
Shelly Elman directs the play, Alan Yeong designed the set, and lighting is provided by Brad Darvas. All are UWG faculty. UWG Theatre Alum Marie Estes designed the costumes.
"In the Blood" runs Wednesday, Nov.11, through Saturday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and finishes with a Sunday matinee on November 15 at 2:30 p.m. The community preview offers admission for $3 a ticket.
All performances will be in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts' Richard L. Dangle Theatre. General admission is $10 and $7 for seniors. The show contains adult situations and language and is not recommended for children. Call the Townsend Center Box Office at 678- 839-4722 for more details.