A Thousand Circlets
A Thousand Circlets by Theroun D’Arcy Patterson
Earl Leighton, the family patriarch, an African American architect, self-made, proud, is on the verge of realizing his life’s ambition: to build a skyscraper. His family is gathering in anticipation of the big presentation to come. Caleb, his eldest son, a CFO in his father’s architecture firm, Rebecca, his daughter, a journalist, a wanderer, Grey, his stepson, an architect at a small firm in New York and Liz, Earl’s second wife of twenty years, a retired literature professor who runs an efficient household among the trappings of wealth.
L to R: ; Jenaya Jones; Harold Hogan; Charlie Newhart; Stephen Brown
When Earl forgets how to tie his tie we realize foreboding ripples threaten the seemingly smooth waters.
Resident company member, Leah Smith, is director of A Thousand Circlets. Last season Leah directed the Rep award winning powerhouse production Burying The Bones.
Leah’s cast includes two members of last season’s rollicking hit Rep comedy Engagement Rules, one returnee and two newcomers to the Rep stage. Veteran Rep company member, Harold Uriah Hogan, will play the lead role of Earl Leighton in A Thousand Circlets. Charlie Newhart will portray Earl’s son, Caleb, and Jenaya Jones will return to the Rep stage as Earl’s daughter, Rebecca. Jenaya last appeared at the Rep in the 2007 production of Between Men and Cattle. Connie Cowper will make her debut on the Rep stage as Earl’s wife, Liz, and Stephen Brown will make his Rep debut as Earl’s stepson, Grey.
A Thousand Circlets opens March 28 and runs every Thursday though Sunday until May 19, 2013. All tickets, fundraisers, Bargain Booklets, and Subscriptions will remain the most affordable for not-for-profit professional theatre in the Region. General admission is $17 per ticket in advance and $20 the day of performances. The Rep’s “Anytime, Multi-use” Gold Double Subscription for two is the unmatched price of $100 and a Silver Single Subscription stays at $50. 10-ticket Bargain Booklets, Regular and Matinee are $110 and $100 respectively and still make great mini-fundraisers.
For tickets, fundraiser bookings and information call or visit the Rep Box office, 313•868•1347. Tickets may be purchased by phone without a surcharge using Visa or MasterCard.