STAGED READINGS with Music | Adapted by David Barr, III and Ilesa Duncan | Directed by Ilesa Duncan | Music: Shawn Wallace | Choreography: Nicole Clarke-Springer
Friday, April 15 Open Rehearsal | Saturday, April 16 at 7:30pm Staged Reading | Sunday, April 17 at 3pm
Pegasus celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Dr. Charles Johnson’s National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage with its adaptation to the stage! Join the adventure NOW for our spring workshop reading and discussions.
A spellbinding tale based told through Rutherford Calhoun’s 1830s log entries, the newly freed Illinois youth has migrated south to New Orleans seeking fortune. He soon stows away on an outbound rigger to escape debt and marriage. But The Republic isn’t just any ship. It’s a slaver and it’s headed to Africa! Be a part of the development in an open rehearsal, a staged reading and discussions!
Featuring: Rashaad Hall, Diana Coates, Amy Geist, Angelica Herndon, Gary Houston, Osiris Khephera, Luce Metrius, Jeff Meyer, Jonathan Nichols, Aaron Snook, André Teamer and musician Zahra Baker.