MARCUS/EMMA

by Mary Tuomanen
directed by Rebecca Wright

January 20 – February 12

Tuesday - Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 2pm

Cast

Akeem Davis MARCUS GARVEY
Susan Riley Stevens EMMA GOLDMAN

Production Team

Mary Tuomanen Playwright
Rebecca Wright Director
Kittson O'Neill Dramaturg
Liz Atkinson Sound Designer
Maria Shaplin Lighting Designer
Alison Roberts Costume Designer
Amanda Hatch Properties Designer
Dany Guy Production Manager
Tom Helmer Stage Manager/InterAct
Erin Washburn Assistant Dramaturg

Two of American history’s most iconic revolutionaries -- Jewish anarchist Emma Goldman and African American civil rights activist Marcus Garvey -- are mashed together to spin their legacies in the desperate hope of regaining prominence in our increasingly inequitable society. Their battle ignites a firestorm of racial subjugation, social significance, moral righteousness, gender revision, and sexual domination.  Tuomanen’s vibrant voice brings the political passion, tender humanity and savage humor of Goldman and Garvey to life in a play that begs the question: Where are our inspirational radicals when we need them most? 

From one of philadelphia’s most beloved and creative theatre artists

MEET THE CAST

AUDIENCE DISCUSSIONS:
 We are scheduling brief optional (20-30 minute) audience discussion sessions in the theatre after every performance during the run (in addition to our usual coffee conversations and Speaker Sunday events). These discussions will be facilitated by local theatre artists and are included as an opportunity for our InterAct audiences to talk about what they experienced during the performance and connect about the themes this play reflects. 

Think of the discussion as a short optional interactive second act.   

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES:

Friday, January 20, 2017                8:00 PM               Preview
Saturday, January 21, 2017           4:00 PM               Preview
Saturday, January 21, 2017           8:00 PM               Preview
Sunday, January 22, 2017              2:00 PM               Preview
Tuesday, January 24, 2017            7:00 PM               Preview
Wednesday, January 25, 2017     7:00 PM               OPENING NIGHT
Thursday, January 26, 2017          8:00 PM    First Thursday /Young Professional
Friday, January 27, 2017                8:00 PM               w/ Director's Gathering
Saturday, January 28, 2017           8:00 PM               Post-show discussion
Sunday, January 29, 2017              2:00 PM               Speaker Sunday
Tuesday, January 31, 2017            7:00 PM               Coffee Conversation
Wednesday, February 1, 2017     7:00 PM               Coffee Conversation
Thursday, February 2, 2017          8:00 PM               Post-show discussion
Friday, February 3, 2017                8:00 PM               Post-show discussion
Saturday, February 4, 2017           8:00 PM               Post-show discussion
Sunday, February 5, 2017              2:00 PM               Speaker Sunday
Tuesday, February 7, 2017            7:00 PM               Coffee Conversation
Wednesday, February 8, 2017     7:00 PM               Coffee Conversation
Thursday, February 9, 2017          8:00 PM               Post-show discussion
Friday, February 10, 2017              8:00 PM               Post-show discussion
Saturday, February 11, 2017        8:00 PM               Post-show discussion
Sunday, February 12, 2017            2:00 PM               Speaker Sunday