Generic Theater's Carrie, Starring Elizabeth Elliott in the Title Role, Begins Oct. 18
18 Oct 2013
The Generic Theater, which is located in downtown Norfolk, VA, presents the cult-classic musical Carrie, utilizing the revised script featured in the 2012 Off-Broadway run, starting Oct. 18.
David B. Springstead, Sr. directs the production with musical direction by Sherrod Brown and choreography by Jane Springstead.
The cast is led by Elizabeth Elliott as Carrie White and Jillian Tschohl as Margaret White with Katie Lape as Sue Snell, Josh Kern as Tommy Ross, Angelica Yankauskas as as Chris Hargensen, Justin Anderson as Billy Nolan, Mary Jakobowski as Miss Gardener, Janal Floyd as Mr. Stephens, Kristi Meyers as Norma, Leslie Kunz as Frieda, Nicole Andrewes as Helen, Connor Marr as George, Anthony Barker as Stokes, Jacob George as Freddy and Alina Carson as a Swing.
The musical, according to press notes, "centers on the tale of a tormented high school teenager who discovers she has telekinetic powers. The young girl must cope with a fanatically religious mother and her own coming of age. When her friends push her too far on prom night, they find out how destructive bullying can be."
The creative team includes Shane Stelly (scenic design), Ashley Wrye (costume design), Sky Curtis (light design), Kristi Duke (properties design), Christian Garthright (sound design), Charles Owrey (sound technician), Vlada Synenko (sound mixing) and Ryan McIntire (visual effects). The management team includes Nick Ventura (assistant director), Toni Lynn Barto (assistant stage manager), Todd Harris, Jr. (stage manager), Jeannette Rainey (production manager) and Makenna Keesler (light board operator).
Generic Theater general producer Jeannette Rainey, executive director Philip Odango and artistic directors Matthew Friedman and Jennifer Murphy present the Norfolk run.
Performances are currently scheduled to run through Nov. 10.
This production is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.