By Robert Simonson
28 Jul 2005
LaTanya Richardson Jackson will play Berenice Sadie Brown, Liz Morton is Frankie Addams and Jack Metzger portrays John Henry West. The parts were famously created on Broadway by Ethel Waters, Julie Harris and Brandon de Wilde.
The play is about Frankie, an awkward 12-year-old tomboy in a small Georgia town at the end of World War II. Looking for her place in the world, she begins to focus on the upcoming wedding of her older brother, sharing her thoughts in the kitchen with her six-year-old cousin John Henry and family servant Berenice.
Also in the cast are Brian Letscher as Jarvis; Dana Acheson as Janice; Reed Birney as Mr. Addams; Carolyn Baeumler as Mrs. West; Aleta Mitchell as Sis Laura; Michael Howell as T. T. Williams; Edward O'Blenis as Honey Camden Brown; Brett Aresco as Barney MacKean; Samantha Kindler as Doris; and Emma Wiseman as Helen Fletcher.
The final show in the Playhouse's 75th anniversary summer season is Journey's End by R. C. Sherriff, running Aug. 18-Sept. 4, directed by Gregory Boyd.