Cadence Theatre Company and TheatreLAB to host Empathy in Action: a Social Justice Theatre Project. On Saturday, March 11th, Cadence Theatre Company and TheatreLAB will present two one-person shows for the first “Empathy in Action: a Social Justice Theatre Project,” a project of Cadence Theatre Company’s Sitelines program. By involving high school students and holding the Festival at Maggie Walker Governor’s School, we are inviting future leaders in government to engage in activism and pertinent discussion.
Seating for the event is free and open to the public, with a discussion to follow both pieces. Enter through the Black Box Stage Door at the rear of the school. Parking is located off of Lombardy.
Schedule of events for Saturday, March 11th, 2017:
• 3:00-4:15pm: TheatreLAB’s My Name is Rachel Corrie
• 4:15-4:45pm: Discussion
• 5:00-6:00pm: Cadence Theatre Company’s The Gun Show
• 6:00-6:30pm: Discussion
Description of Shows:
TheatreLAB’s My Name is Rachel Corrie by Rachel Corrie; edited by Alan Rickman & Katharine Viner; starring Kaelie James; direction by Heather Falks. On March 16, 2003, Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American, was crushed to death by an Israeli Army bulldozer in Gaza as she was trying to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian home. My Name Is Rachel Corrie is a one-woman play composed from Rachel’s own journals, letters and emails — creating a portrait of a messy, articulate, Salvador Dali–loving chain-smoker (with a passion for the music of Pat Benatar), who left her home and school in Olympia, Washington, to work as an activist in the heart of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Cadence Theatre Company’s The Gun Show by EM Lewis; starring Bostin Christopher; direction by Laine Satterfield. From a farming community in rural Oregon to the big cities of Los Angeles and New York, playwright EM Lewis takes aim at her own relationship with firearms in The Gun Show. An actor shares Ms. Lewis’s unique perspective and true stories about America’s most dangerous pastime as if they were his own, with brutal honesty and poignant humor. Leaning neither right nor left, The Gun Show jumps into the middle of the gun control debate, and asks “Can we have a conversation about this?”