Directed by Denise Gabriel
“…powerful Drama. Fresh. Compelling.” - The Associated Press
Lorraine, 50, has just been released from the prison where she spent 12 years. Her reunion with Marie a younger woman whose prison sentence was shorter and who has been free longer, had once seemed like “a speck in the distance.” Now here they are, together again, and a long-anticipated event has happened, it seems, too abruptly.
May 17, 2013 – May 26, 2013
W, TH, F, SAT at 8:00 PM
SUN at 2:00 PM
Triad Stage UpStage Cabaret
232 Elm Street
Maiya Reaves (Marie)
Maiya Reaves is a recent graduate of the BFA performance program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her recent credits include Romeo and Juliet (UNCG), Polaroid Stories (UNCG), In the Blood (UNCG), The Cave (Enlightened Visions Inc.), Sight (Tomeka Allen Productions), The Threepenny Opera (UNCG), Aesop’s Fables (Brightstar Touring Company), African Folk Tales (Brightstar Touring Company), and Alice (UNCG). She is honored to be working with Paper Lantern for the first time.
Beth Ritson is a Founding Member of Paper Lantern Theatre. She has performed several times at Triad Stage and performed in PLTC’s inaugural production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone. She currently works at Bennett College in the Theatre Department and holds a BFA and MFA in acting.
This is Ms. Gabriel’s directorial debut with Paper Lantern Theatre Company. She became a member of the UNCG Theatre Performance Faculty and Resident Movement Director with Triad Stage in 2009. Her credits at Triad include Kingdom of Earth, The Illusion, A Doll’s House, Masquerade, The Glass Menagerie, Providence Gap. Most recently she directed Flying with Wheels, her research adaptation of the biography Leap of Love for Life for FADHI in Mexico. At UNCG she directed In Self Defense, or Some Dead Salesman (by Carson Kreitzer) and Charlotte’s Web. Her credits at previous regional theatres include Resident Movement Director at Alabama Shakespeare Festival from 2003-2009 for over fifty professional productions. Midsummer Night’s Dream, Comedy of Errors, at The Old Globe Theatre, King Lear, Alchemy of Desire/Deadman’s Blues (Winner of Louis & Richard Rosenthal New Play) at The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Romeo and Juliet (Paul Barnes), The Three Sisters (Blake Robinson) at the Clarence Brown Theatre and Ascension Day ( Kenneth Richardson) NYC. International Credits include Shanghai Theatre Academy, Salsburg Austria at Schloss Leoploidron and Artscape Theatre Center and Dance for All (Cape Town, South Africa).
Chloe Moss (Playwright)
Chloe Moss was born in 1976 in Liverpool. She grew up in Liverpool and attended Manchester Metropolitan University, where she studied film. Moss joined the Royal Court’s Young Writers program and wrote her first professional play, A Day In Dull Armour. She soon became a writer-in-residence at the Bush Theatre and is under commission to the Manchester Royal Exchange, the Royal Court, Paines Plough, Liverpool Everyman and Clean Break Theatre Company. Moss’s other works include How Love is Spelt, which opened at the Bush Theatre London in November 2004 and Off-Broadway in August 2005; Christmas Is Miles Away (Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, November 2005, transferring to the Bush in February 2006); and The Way Home (Liverpool Everyman, November 2006). This Wide Night played at the Soho theatre in 2008. A commission from Clean Break (directed by Lucy Morrison), the play went on to a subsequent tour of women’s prisons around the UK. The Gatekeeper premiered at the Royal Exchange, Manchester in February 2012. Moss won the Susan Smith Blackburn Playwriting Prize in 2009 for her play This Wide Night.
Matt Sale (Set Design)
Kelsey Willis (Costume Designer)
Jon Freddette (Sound Designer)
Katie Byron (Stage Manager)
Shalisa Spencer (Dramaturg)
Heidi McIver (Prop Master)
Erica Palmer (Running Crew)
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