Campbell, Hamilton, Warren and Weiss Cast in Barfield's Of Equal Measure

News   Campbell, Hamilton, Warren and Weiss Cast in Barfield's Of Equal Measure
 
Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Tanya Barfield's Of Equal Measure, which is scheduled to begin previews June 29 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in California.
Christian Campbell
Christian Campbell

Directed by Leigh Silverman, the Center Theatre Group production will officially open July 11 and play a limited engagement through July 27. The cast will boast Christian Campbell, Dennis Cockrum, Scott Dawson, LisaGay Hamilton, Michael Hyland, Joseph C. Phillips, Lawrence Pressman, T. Ryder Smith, Christopher Warren and Michael T. Weiss.

Set in World War I America, Of Equal Measure, press notes state, "provides an illuminating perspective of the Woodrow Wilson presidency as viewed through the character of Jade Kingston (LisaGay Hamilton), an African American stenographer working in the White House. Jade witnesses first-hand the paradox of Wilson bringing the United States into the 'Great War' in order that 'the world be made safe for democracy,' while trampling civil rights at home by ordering the segregation of black federal employees and imprisoning individuals critical of the war effort. The effects that these actions have on Jade, her job, her family and her country fuel a compelling story that resonates socially and politically today."

The production will feature set design by Richard Hoover and Sybil Wickersheimer, costume design by Rachel Myers, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Adam Phalen and projection design by Jason H. Thompson. Kathryn Bostic has composed the original music; Elizabeth Atkinson is stage manager.

The Kirk Douglas Theatre is located at 9820 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA. Tickets are on sale now by calling (213) 628-2772 or by visiting www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

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