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2008 - 2009 Season

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The Story

  • by Tracey Scott Wilson
  • Directed by Nefertiti Burton
  • October 1-5
  • Thrust Theatre

An African American Theatre Production

A riveting murder mystery that challenges the audience to examine their own assumptions about the media, stereotypes, political correctness, and personal ethics.



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  • by William Shakespeare
  • Directed by Rinda Frye
  • Oct. 29– Nov. 2 & Nov. 5-9
  • Thrust Theatre

Through murder, madness, and revenge, human consciousness is laid bare under the microscope of the great master.

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Abraham Lincoln and Uncle Tom in the Whitehouse

  • by Carlyle Brown
  • Directed by Lundeana Thomas
  • February 4-8, and February 12
  • The Playhouse

This new play commissioned for the Lincoln Bicentennial tackles the issues of slavery and freedom. Agonizing over the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and beset by the struggle between his political and spiritual selves, President Lincoln is confronted by the specter of a powerful Uncle Tom and all he represents.

An African American Theatre Production



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Soldiers Circle

  • Written & directed by Russell Vandenbroucke
  • March 4-8
  • Thrust Theatre

The daily lives and struggles of American soldiers in Iraq, told through humor, heartbreak, song, and the stories of soldiers themselves.




  • by Mary Zimmerman
  • Directed by James Tompkins
  • April 15-19
  • Thrust Theatre

Based on Ovid’s poem, a modern version of the old Greek myths to recharge your sense of wonder, magic, and life-force.

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