Angels in America Star Brings Roz and Ray to Seattle

News   Angels in America Star Brings Roz and Ray to Seattle The world-premiere two-hander explores the relationship between a pediatric physician and a single father.
Stephen Spinella and Ellen McLaughlin in Angels in America.
Stephen Spinella and Ellen McLaughlin in Angels in America. Joan Marcus

Seattle Repertory Theatre is producing the world premiere of Roz and Ray, a play by local playwright Karen Hartman, which co-stars Ellen McLaughlin (original Broadway cast of Angels in America) and Teagle F. Bougere (The Crucible, A Raisin In The Sun, The Tempest) as a pediatric physician and a single father, respectively.

Chay Yew directs the two-hander that runs October 14-November 13 in the Leo K. Theatre.

Here’s how it’s billed: “Roz and Ray follows the close, turbulent relationship between Roz, a brilliant pediatric physician, and Ray, the single father of two hemophiliac boys. Inspired by her own father, a man who practiced medicine from the early 1970s until the early 1990s, playwright Karen Hartman pulled her vision for this story not only from her family's past, but from the information documented during the time that HIV entered the blood supply in United States hospitals. Much like Hartman's father, both Roz and Ray are caught in a devastating chapter of medical and queer history having to ask themselves—can they "do no harm" while saving the children they love?”

For tickets, visit SeattleRep.org, or phone (206) 443-2222. The Leo K. Theatre is located at Seattle Center at the corner of Second Ave and Mercer St. Seattle, WA.

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