Tony Winner Beverley Will Be Medea at the National Black Theatre

News   Tony Winner Beverley Will Be Medea at the National Black Theatre
 
Tony Award winner Trezana Beverley will star in the title role of the Take Wing and Soar Productions mounting of Euripedes' Medea.

Directed by Petronia Paley, the production, which features a translation by Nicholas Rudall, will play the National Black Theatre Feb. 15-March 2.

In addition to Tony winner Beverley as Medea, the cast will also include Ian Stuart, Renauld White, Dathan B. Williams, Sharita Hunt, Natasha Yannacanedo, Beverley Prentice, Marishka Phillips, Mary E. Hodges, Ma'at Zachary, Bryan Webster, David Heron and David D. Wright.

The production will feature costume design by Ali Turns, lighting design by Joyce Liao and sound design by David D. Wright with original live music composed and performed by David D. Wright.

Medea, according to press notes, is a "masterly written drama of passion, suffering and the sensitivity of injured love. . . . [and concerns] Medea, who will stop at nothing to repay Jason for the ultimate betrayal of his family and the woman he promised to love forever."

Producer/artistic director of Medea is Debra Ann Byrd. Jacqueline Jeffries is producer, and Flora Gillard is the associate producer. Trezana Beverley won a Tony Award for her performance in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Her other acting credits include roles in Mother Courage, Flyin' West, Peer Gynt and Macbeth. Her directorial credits include Salome, Yellowman, String of Pearls and The Bluest Eye.

Show times are Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinees Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

The National Black Theatre is located in Manhattan at 2031 Fifth Avenue at 125th Street. Tickets, priced $15-$18, are available by calling (212)868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. For more information log on to www.takewingandsoar.org.

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