Quill Theatre is proud to announce the cast and crew for RED VELVET by Lolita Chakrabarti, which opens on January 18th, 2019!
Check out our website for performance dates and times!
The year is 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest Shakespearean actor of his age, collapses on stage while performing the lead in Othello. He is replaced by a young, black actor, Ira Aldridge—a first for the role in London’s West End.
As a bill in Parliament promoting the abolition of slavery sends shock waves through the streets, how will London react to his performance?
Based on real events, this multi-award winning play transports audiences to the mid 1800’s and the turbulent backstage world of London’s Theatre Royal in Covent Garden.
“Red Velvet is a stunning work about power, prejudice and the transformative power of art.”
– DC Theatre Scene –
IRA ALDRIDGE – Jamar Jones
ELLEN TREE – Frances Isabel Saxton
PIERRE LAPORTE – Eddie Webster
CHARLES KEAN – Cole Metz
CONNIE – Desirée Dabney
HALINA / BETTY LOVELL / MARGARET ALDRIDGE – Rachel Dilliplane
CASIMIR / HENRY FORESTER – Stevie Rice
BERNARD WARD / TERENCE – John Cauthen
Director – James Ricks
Production Manager – Melissa Johnston Price
Stage Manager – Nata Moriconi
Asst. Stage Manager – Sofia Malin
Lighting Design – Erin Barclay
Scenic Design – David Melton
Costume Design – Cora Delbridge
Prop Design – Amanda Ufer
Sound Design – James Ricks
Dialect Coach – Erica Hughes
We produce vital works of classical and contemporary theatre, with Shakespeare as our foundation. We approach this work boldly with a resolve to ignite spirits, educate minds and defy expectation.