Monday, June 30, 2008

River City Rep, Shreveport, has Margaret Avery in The Member of the Wedding; performances July 16 through July 20

Casting for River City Repertory Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Member of the Wedding” has been completed, says Patric McWilliams.

The rarely seen American classic by Carson McCullers opens July 16 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral and runs through July 20th.

Academy Award nominee Margaret Avery will appear as Berenice Sadie Brown. Ms. Avery was nominated for the Oscar for her role in Stephen Speilberg’s film, “The Color Purple.”

Lexi Langs has been cast as Frankie Addams, the tomboy bursting with adolescent dreams. Langs has appeared at the American Girl Theatre in NYC, the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and the Orlando Repertory Theatre.

Completing the cast is Benjamin Maxey, Leonard Yoakum, James Monk, Jennifer Warren, Stan Blackshire, Nicki Daniels, Charity Schubert, Catharine Barbaree and Lorna Dopson.

The show is being directed by Patric McWilliams with light design by Tristan Decker, costume and set design by McWilliams, sound design and original score by Kermit Poling. Stage manager is Alan Berry.

Box Office opens Mon, June 30th. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon through Sat. Ticket prices are $35.00 for Orchestra and Upper Center Tier and $25.00 for Upper Side Tiers.

Reservations may be made by calling the theatre box office at 318-868-5888 or tickets may be purchased at the box office located at 2829 Youree Drive, Suite #4.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Along with the Film Center this theater company needs to be supported also. They have brought PROFESSIONAL quality theater to our cities. They've gotten Shreveport recoginition nationally and have brought a Tony Award winner and now Miss Avery, an Oscar nominee. Film is not the only thing happening here....there's THEATER!!