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Caroline, or Change


Caroline, or Change at The Weekend Theater in Little Rock, ARBook and Lyrics by Tony Kushner.

Score by Jeanine Tesori.

June 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2014

Directed by Matthew Mentgen.

Music Direction by Lori Isner.

SYNOPSIS

Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best New Musical, Caroline, or Change centers its action on the Gellman family and their African-American maid, Caroline. It is 1963 in sleepy Lake Charles, Louisiana. Caroline is drifting through her life as a single mother of four working in a service job to a white family. A fragile, yet beautiful friendship develops between the young Gellman son, Noah (who has lost his mother), and Caroline. Noah’s stepmother Rose, unable to give Caroline a raise, tells Caroline that she may keep the money Noah leaves in his pockets. Caroline balks, and refuses to take money from a child, but her own children desperately need food, clothing and shoes. Regardless of the circumstances, whether it is the death of President Kennedy, her daughter’s growing activism and misunderstood dismissal of what she perceives to be Caroline’s choice to remain a maid, her son’s enlistment in Vietnam, a fight with a newly college-bound friend, or a spin with the dryer, Caroline remains unflappable.

CAST

Caroline Thibodeaux……..Satia Spencer
The Washing Machine / Dotty Moffett….Antisha Anderson-Scruggs
Radio 1……………………Katherine Yacko
Radio 2………………..Adriana Napolitano
Radio 3………………..Haley Coughlin
Noah Gellman……………Alex Harkins
The Dryer………………Kenneth Gaddie
The Bus………………..Steven Young
Grandma Gellman…………Mary Ann Hansen
Grandpa Gellman…………David Weatherly
Rose Stopnick Gellman…..Erin Martinez
Stuart Gellman………….Adam Smith
The Moon……………….Sarah Dailey
Emmie Thibodeaux………..Johnika Wright
Jackie Thibodeaux……….Diondre Wright
Joe Thibodeaux………….Daveon Coleman
Mr. Stopnick……………Drew Ellis

TICKETS & TIMES

$20 — Adults
$16 — Students & Seniors

Friday and Saturday night curtain time is 7:30 pm.
NOTE: Friday, June 20th performance curtain time will be 8pm.
Sunday afternoon curtain time is 2:30 pm.

The Box Office and the theater open one (1) hour prior to curtain.
The House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Caroline, or Change at The Weekend Theater, Little Rock, Arkansas

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