Proof Tony Nominee Cast in New Drama a.m. Sunday

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Johanna Day, who received a 2001 Tony Award nomination for her performance as Claire in the Tony-winning play Proof, has been cast in the new American family drama a.m. Sunday.
Johanna Day
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Sunday, penned by 27-year-old playwright Jerome Hairston, will begin previews at the Center Stage in Baltimore, MD, Nov. 13. The play, which concerns a mixed-race family, will officially open at the Center Stage's Pearlstone Theater Nov. 19; the run concludes Dec. 14.

Day stars as Helen, who is married to RP (Ray Anthony Thomas). The couple and their two adolescent boys have built a life together, "defying the odds against their mixed-race home — until mysterious calls and unexplained silences ignite apprehension." The drama also features Robyn Simpson as Lorie and J.D. Williams as Jay; Massimo Delogu Jr. and Sylk alternate in the role of Denny.

Marion McClinton — who helmed the recent Broadway revival of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom — directs the work, which premiered at the 26th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays. The remainder of the a.m. Sunday creative team includes David Gallo (sets), David Burdick (costumes), Donald Holder (lighting), Shane Rettig (sound), James Magruder (dramaturg), Alyse Rothman (production assistant director), Judy Dennis (casting) and Debra Acquavella (stage manager).

Johanna Day's many theatre credits include Vicks Boy, How I Learned to Drive, The Country Club, Oedipus, Once in a Lifetime, All Things Considered, Three Tall Women, Blue Window, Three Postcards, My Sister in This House, Two Small Bodies and Proof. Her TV credits include "All My Children," "Law & Order" and "Judging Amy," and Day was also seen in the film "Unbreakable" opposite Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.

a.m. Sunday will play Tuesday through Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM with matinees on Saturday and Sundays at 2 PM. Center Stage is located at 700 North Calver Street in Baltimore, MD. Tickets, priced $10-$55, are available by calling (410) 332-0033. Visit www.centerstage.org for more information.

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