It is 1910 and a race riot in the neighboring town of Thaxton, Virginia, has the black and white residents of Piney Ridge on edge. So, when Lilly Sykes, a young white girl from a sharecropping farm is attacked, the racial tensions of the town come bubbling to the surface.
Winner of the 2007 Eight Tens @ Eight Festival in Santa Cruz, California, critics have called PINEY RIDGE "a powerful piece", "wonderful," "suspenseful", and "thought-provoking". PINEY RIDGE was also a Finalist in the 2007 E-merging Playwrights Competition in New York and a Finalist in the 2007 ActOberFest in Los Angeles, CA.
Written by Seattle playwright La'Chris Jordan and directed by Isiah Anderson, Jr., this fact-based play boasts a talented cast in Tina Austin, Sterling Beard, Tami Brockway Joyce, Robyn Coffin, Rick DuPree, Mel Ellis, Jr., Joseph P. McCarthy, and Chernese Robertson-Abrudan. There will be talk-back sessions with the director and cast following EVERY PERFORMANCE.
The Thursday, April 2nd show is FREE OR "PAY-WHAT-YOU CAN." Patrons are asked to bring a non-perishable food item in lieu of the cost of admission. All food items will be donated to local food banks and homeless shelters. Thank you!
Also, are you a City of Seattle employee? If so, come to the box office and we will give you $3 off the Adult General Admission price.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center
104 17th Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98144
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|