Red Velvet

Written by Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Amy Rummenie

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Edmund Kean, a titan of his generation, collapses on stage, leaving Covent Garden without their Othello. Ira Aldridge, a little-known African American actor, is invited to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?

May 12 - 28, 2017

The Southern Theater
1420 South Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Presented as part of ARTshare
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Casimir / Henry Forester Bear Brummel Director Amy Rummenie
Halina / Betty / Margaret Sulia Rose Altenberg Set Annie Henly
Bernard Ward / Terence Michael Lee Costumes E. Amy Hill
Ira Aldridge JuCoby Johnson Lighting Jesse Cogswell
Connie Kiara Jackson  Sound/Music Thomas Speltz
Charles Kean Ty Hudson Props Sarah Holmberg
Ellen Tree Elizabeth Efteland Stage Manager Chandler Jordan Hull
Pierre Laporte
Andy Schnabel Accent Coach Keely Wolter
    Fight Choreographer Meredith Kind
    Asst. Director Aurora Binsfeld
    Asst. Lighting Designer Leland Hogan



Friday, May 12, 7:30 – Opening Night Reception
Saturday, May 13, 7:30
Sunday, May 14, 2:00 – Matinee
Tuesday, May 16, 7:30 – Pay What You Can, ASL Interpreted by Rebecca Rick and Carlos Grant
Friday, May 19, 7:30 - Post-show Discussion, Audio Described by Laura Wiebers
Saturday, May 20, 7:30
Sunday, May 21, 2:00 – Matinee, Audio Described by Laura Wiebers
Thursday, May 25, 7:30
Friday, May 26, 7:30 - Post-show Discussion
Saturday, May 27, 7:30
Sunday, May 28, 2:00 – Matinee, Closing


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

Production History

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