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Red Velvet
By Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Robert Thorpe II
← Spring 2019         Summer 2019         Winter 1998 →

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Performances will be on July 26-27, August 1-3 at 8pm and on July 28 at 4pm in Kresge Little Theater.

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre? Red Velvet is based on the little-known, but true story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who, in the nineteenth century, built an incredible reputation on the stages of London and Europe.

IraVictoria Longe
Halina / MargaretMontse Garza
PierreAlena Culbertson
Betty / TerrenceCaroline Laber-Smith
EllenNatasha Stark
Charles / CasimirNabil Khalil
BernardSualeh Asif
HenryRaul Alfredo Alcantara Castillo
ConnieGabrielle Ndakwah
DirectorRobert Thorpe II
ProducerAlicia Nimrick
Stage ManagerMelody Tan
Assistant Stage ManagerJanice Tjan
Technical DirectorNelson Niu
Set DesignerMaya Levy
Master CarpenterJohnson Huynh
Scenic ChargeValerie Chen
Lighting DesignerEryn Gillam
Master ElectricianMontse Garza
Master Electrician Obi-WanAlex Evenchik
Sound DesignerNicole Thumma
Costume DesignerAlena Culbertson
Master SeamspersonElton Zhou
Props DesignerVictoria Longe
Assistant Props DesignerValerie Chen
Publicity DesignerAnjali Nambrath
Hair & Makeup DesignerPetra-Juliahn Hernandez