Oz Scott directs the "unique blend of music, poetry, dance, comedy, and drama," as show notes describe, for the Connecticut company. Music is composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain.
Hartford added a Jan. 20 reading following the announcement of the Jan. 21 event, and both 7:30 PM readings will play to capacity audiences, including standing room, according to a spokesperson. (The waiting list has been closed.)
"Resurrection is the story of six interconnected black men: a child scientist, a young man from the projects on his way to college, an ex-convict, a corporate executive, a health food store owner, and the Bishop of a mega-church, all of whom experience an unexpected phenomenon on the same evening that changes each of their lives forever," according to a press statement.
Obie Award-winning playwright Daniel Beaty was recently named the Aetna American Voices Playwright-in-Residence at Hartford Stage for the 2007-2008 season. Resurrection, expected to be presented in the fall of 2008, is being workshopped as part of that residency. His Emergence-SEE! played as the centerpiece of the Brand:NEW Fall Festival of New Work Nov. 4, 2007.
Resurrection will play at Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT. For more information visit hartfordstage.org.