Brown's Pure Confidence, Directed by McClinton, Begins Off-Broadway Run May 22 | Playbill

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News Brown's Pure Confidence, Directed by McClinton, Begins Off-Broadway Run May 22 The Off-Broadway premiere of Carlyle Brown's Pure Confidence, under the direction of Tony nominee Marion McClinton, begins performances at the 59E59 Theaters May 22.

A production of Minneapolis' Mixed Blood Theatre, Pure Confidence is a presentation of the Americas Off-Broadway Festival. The drama officially opens May 27 and will run through July 3.

McClinton (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, King Hedley II) directs a cast including Christiana Clark, Casey Greig, Karen Landry, Gavin Lawrence, Chris Mulkey, Mark Rosenwinkel and Mark Sieve.

Press notes for Brown's play read: "On the eve of the Civil War, champion jockey Simon Cato is one of the most successful athletes of his day, dominating the sport of horse racing. But Simon is also a slave. Hired out regularly by his owner to Colonel Wiley Johnson, owner of the prize thoroughbred Pure Confidence, Simon wants the one thing the Colonel by law can’t give him: his freedom."

Originally commissioned by the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pure Confidence premiered in the Humana Festival of New American Plays in 2005.

Pure Confidence has designs by Joseph Stanley (set design), Michael Wangen (lighting design), Christine A. Richardson (costume design) and C. Andrew Mayer (sound design). For tickets phone (212) 279-4200 or visit TicketCentral.

For further information visit 59E59Theaters.

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