Atlanta's Alliance Announces Cast for World Premiere, False Creeds

News   Atlanta's Alliance Announces Cast for World Premiere, False Creeds
 
Alliance Theatre in Atlanta is preparing for the world premiere of the award-winning drama False Creeds, by Darren M. Canady, to play Feb. 9-March 4.

Wendy Goldberg directs the play, set in Oklahoma during the 1920s. The cast includes Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Joy C. Hooper, Denitra Isler, Warner Miller, chandra thomas [sic] and Geoffrey D. Williams.

False Creeds is this year's Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition winner. The play is billed as "a Western, an historical drama, and an exposé of a forgotten and covered up episode in U.S. history." It's also "a deeply personal journey for an African-American young man in search of his roots, and the story of a young girl forced into adulthood by tragedy."

According to False Creeds production notes, "It's the dawn of the Roaring Twenties and nestled in the midst of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a collection of some of the nation's most well-heeled and well-to-do African-American professionals and business owners. When one night of terror and destruction changes the community forever, a legacy of both shame and triumph is created that will affect generations to come. False Creeds examines the anatomy of a catastrophe and the survival instincts it can inspire."

Show times will be Tuesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM.

Performances play the Hertz Stage at Alliance Theatre. Visit www.alliancetheatre.org. *

The Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition (GPC) "is a one-of-a-kind national competition that exposes student playwrights to the world of professional theatre through experiences working with a nationally recognized theatre," according to Alliance.

The grand prize for the winner of the competition is a professional production of his/her work at the Alliance Theatre. In 2005 the Kendeda GPC entered into a partnership with the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. This year False Creeds, as the GPC winner, was workshopped at the O'Neill before going on to production at the Alliance.

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