Cast Announced for Premiere of Naomi Wallace's Things of Dry Hours, in Pittsburgh

News   Cast Announced for Premiere of Naomi Wallace's Things of Dry Hours, in Pittsburgh Rosalyn Coleman, Roger Robinson and Robert Sedgwick are featured in the world premiere of Naomi Wallace's Things of Dry Hours, staged by Pittsburgh Public Theater April 15-May 16.

Israel Hicks directs the drama by the playwright of One Flea Spare.

"Things of Dry Hours tells the story of an African American father and daughter in Depression-era Alabama," according to Pittsburgh Public. "Their lives are thrown into jeopardy when a white factory worker on the run from company police demands sanctuary in their home.  With the three of them trapped in a tiny house, the intersections and maneuverings of gender, race and class are laid bare through Wallace's riveting poetic language."

Wallace, who hails from Kentucky and currently lives in England, is the winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award, the Kesselring Prize, and the OBIE Award for her One Flea Spare. In 1999, she was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.

Opening at Pittburgh Public's O'Reilly Theater is April 23.

Tickets for Things of Dry Hours range from $29 $46. For tickets and further information, call (412) 316-1600 or visit www.ppt.org.

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