McCullers play opening at Triad Stage

McCullers play  opening at Triad Stage
October 10
00:00 2014

Greensboro’s Triad Stage will present Carson McCullers’ “The Member of the Wedding” from Oct. 19 – Nov. 9. Opening Night is Friday, Oct. 24.

Directed by Preston Lane, the play centers around Frankie, a 12-year old tomboy tired of her small Georgia town and longing for a world of adventure and romance. Despite forming a fragile bond with Bernice, a maid, and John Henry, her seven-year old cousin, Frankie dreams of running away with her brother and his new bride.

The cast includes a mix of local and New York actors, UNCG students and more than a few local children. Cassandra Lowe Williams, best known to Triad Stage audiences from her one-woman performance of “Ethel Waters: His Eye is on the Sparrow” in 2010, portrays Bernice. Recent Syracuse University graduate Erin Schmidt makes her Triad Stage debut as Frankie Addams. Tim Rush, last seen in “The Little Foxes” at Triad Stage, is her father. DeSean Stokes, a New York actor raised in Fayetteville, returns home to play Honey Camden Brown.

Local actors Junious Leak and Sallie Hayes-Williams round out the adult cast as T.T. Williams and Sis Laura, respectively. UNCG students Tyler Barnhardt and Brooke Bradley are Frankie’s older brother Jarvis and his soon-to-be-wife, Janice. Julie Robles, also from UNCG, is John Henry’s mother. Nine-year old Aidan Armstrong makes his Triad Stage debut as John Henry West.  Mary Brown, Ethan McKinney, Kayla Rafkin and Kimmie Yokley, all making their Triad Stage debuts, round out the ensemble of children.
Tickets for preview performances on Oct. 19, 21, 22 and 23 are all $26 each. From Opening Night, Oct. 24, through the run of the production, single ticket prices range from $10 to $48. Prices vary depending on the day of the week and seat location desired.

All performances are at Triad Stage at The Pyrle Theater, 232 South Elm St.

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