Red Velvet @ Lantern Theater Company, Philadelphia [7 September]

Red Velvet

19:00 - 21:30

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Lantern Theater Company
923 Ludlow Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

Philadelphia Premiere
By Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Peter DeLaurier

London, 1833. There are riots on the streets protesting the Slavery Abolition Act. Inside the Theatre Royal, tragic actor Ira Aldridge is making history. Fresh from dazzling success in the capitals of Europe, he is about to become the first African-American actor to play Othello in London, where the play was created. The conflict inside the theater mirrors that on stage and outside: what price will artists pay for their audacity?

TICKETS: $26-$43 | INDUSTRY: $10 | STUDENT RUSH: $10
Discounts for subscribers, seniors, military, and groups or 215.829.0395

David Bardeen as Bernard Warde/Terence
Damon Bonetti as Pierre LaPorte
Liz Filios as Halina Wozniak/Betty Lovell/Margaret Aldridge
Adam Hammet as Charles Kean
Forrest McClendon as Ira Aldridge
David Pica as Casimir/Henry Forester
Ebony Pullum as Connie
Lauren Sowa as Ellen Tree

Meghan Jones, Scenic Designer
Janus Stefanowicz, Costume Designer
Lily Fossner, Lighting Designer
Christopher Colucci, Sound Designer
Shannon O'Brien, Props Master
Janice Orlandi, Movement Consultant
Leonard Kelly, Dialect Coach
Christie Kelly, Wig Designer
Rebecca Smith, AEA Stage Manager

Red Velvet poster art: The Captive Slave by John Philip Simpson (1827) with Ira Aldridge, model. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource, NY /
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