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Pictured: Aneisa Hicks
Eclipse Theatre Company will continue it’s 2018 William Inge season with THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, directed by guest artist Jerrell L. Henderson.
The production features ensemble member Zachary Alexander (Sammy), with guest artists Sarah-Lucy Hill (Lottie), Aneisa Hicks (Cora), Chris Daley (Ruben), Destini Huston (Reenie), John Arthur Lewis (Morris), Hilary Schwartz (Flirt), Tony Rossi (Punky), Davu Smith and James Leonardi (Sonny).
The creative team includes ensemble members Zach Bloomfield (Casting Director), Celeste M. Cooper (Casting Associate), Anthony Conway (Casting Associate), Ashley Bowman (Production Manager), Kathleen Dickinson (Production Manager),
Rachel Lambert (Props), Kevin Scott (Co-Producer), and Nathaniel Swift (Co-Producer), with guest artists Eric Backus (Sound Design), Caitlin McLeod (Costume Design), Sam Rausch (Set Design), Cassandra Kendall (Lighting Design), Spencer Fritz (Assistant Stage Manager), Natalie Wagner (Stage Manager), Rachel Flesher (Fight/Intimacy Choreographer and Assistant Director).
In a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s, at the home of the Flood family, a series of short stories unfolds, including a fight between husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of a rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. There is dark at the top of everyone’s stairs, but it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance, and compassion.
THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS runs November 15 – December 16. For more information visit eclipsetheatre.com.