Washington and Lee University Presents: "The Dramatic Circle"

December 02, 2021 - December 04, 2021

7:30 pm

Lenfest Center for the Arts
100 Glasgow Street
Lenfest Hall, Keller Theatre
Lexington, VA 24450


"The Dramatic Circle"
Written by Adrienne Kennedy
Directed by Nafeesa Monroe, guest artist

Thursday, December 2-Sunday, December 5th, 2021
At 7:30 pm, Lenfest Hall, Keller Theatre

Tickets are required.
Adult $18; Senior $16; W&L Faculty & Staff $14; W&L Student/Student $8
Taxes and processing fees included in ticket pricing.

All individuals, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in public indoor spaces on W&L campus.

In 1961, Suzanne and her sister-in-law Alice, two writers of color, are stuck in London, waiting for Alice's brother (and Suzanne's husband) to return from his dangerous journey pursuing a cure for the gravely ill controversial philosopher Frantz Fanon.

Pregnant Suzanne's health takes a turn for the worse, and her doctor encourages a diversion for the two women: his dramatic circle in which they read Bram Stoker's "Dracula" together.

In a one-act originally written for the radio, Adrienne Kenney, award-winning author of "Funnyhouse of a Negro," and 2018 inductee into the Theater Hall of Fame for "Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater," weaves together three seemingly incongruous stories, and takes us on a unexpected journey of fear, connection, and love.

Director Monroe, with over 20 years of professional experience in film, television, and theater, is excited about the upcoming performances and comments, “The audience will leave the theater with a larger sense of what it is like to love somebody and what the effects of war are on a community.” “The Dramatic Circle” looks at historical cycles—war, mistreatment, and oppression in different centuries—and how a love story can be in the center of it all.

"The Dramatic Circle" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

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