Soldier Come Home
by Frank Wicks , Directed by: Jim Nelson
Stage Manager: Brooke Bigner
Cast: Tyler Thomas, Kristen Weber, LaDon Hankerson, Rocky Koehler, Charles Killian
Live Preshow Music by Rabbit Hash String Band & Friends
Soldier, Come Home is a readers-theatre style play, based on the letters of Frank W. Wicks’ great-grandparents, Philip and Mary Pringle, and other family members, written during the period 1859 to 1865 from western Pennsylvania and from major Civil War battle sites.
In 1950, the long-forgotten letters were discovered in a shoe box in the attic of the home of Wicks’ grandparents. Wicks’ father, Frank Wicks, Sr., began to transcribe the letters. Wicks, a founding member of the Long Wharf Theater, a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a theater professional since 1958, continued the project after his father’s death and then began transforming the letters into a dramatic stage presentation.
September 20 & 21, 27 & 28 at 7:00 PM
September 22 & 29 at 2:00 PM
by John Logan, Directed by: Frank Wicks
Cast: Jim Nelson & Tyler Thomas
Master abstract expressionist, Mark Rothko, has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.
November 1, 2, 8,& 9 at 7:00 PM
November 3 & 10 at 2:00 PM
3rd Production TBA â€“ Feb. 21, 22, 23, 28, Mar. 1, 2