Pride of Doves Opens on Theatre at Barton Stage on November 12

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WILSON, N.C. — November 2, 2020 — Theatre at Barton is excited to present “Pride of Doves” by Doug Robinson on November 12 through November 14 at 7:30 p.m. and also on November 15 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre.

This dramatic production examines systemic racial, social and criminal justice issues and offers a thought-provoking message to the audience regarding a responsible approach to ending the cycle of injustice. The playwright is actively working with Barton theatre faculty and students to prepare this abstract theatrical production for its North Carolina premiere. Q&A sessions with the cast and theatre team will occur immediately following each show.

There will be limited seating at 25-30 in the audience for each performance. All those attending must wear face masks and observe social distancing protocols.

Tickets are $10 each for adults, and $5 each for student, seniors, and military. Reservations must be made online at barton.edu/theatre. * Please note that explicit language and images may not be appropriate for ages 13 and younger.

The “Pride of Doves” cast includes Morgan Tripp, Jordan Peartree, Alyssa Krasovich, and guest artist Zachary Rayburn (Class of 2016). Synthandria Stockwell is both understudy and assistant stage manager, and Brianna Tenhet is the production stage manager, Sherry Lee Allen is the director of the production, with Skylar McKinney as assistant director. Michael Dornemann is the set and lighting designer, Dorothy Austin-Harrell has overseen the costume and props design, and Nicholas Leek is the sound designer.

“We are proud to take a responsible role in leading our community on a journey that examines parts of humanity and ourselves, while listening, learning, and committing to action that may establish lasting change,” shares Allen, director of the Theatre at Barton program. “We have taken this time to modify the season and adjust our approach, responding with a heightened awareness and sensitivity to racial and social injustices. Theatre at Barton would like to extend an invitation to join the campus in an enlightening season that offers reflection of uncomfortable truths, messages of inspiration, and celebration of cultural diversity. We look forward to this opportunity to grow and assume an alliance for necessary communication and bold actions with our audience, students, and other respected artists. We continue to challenge our students to tell stories, which promote curiosity, address relevant issues, encourage conversation, and engage the imagination to change perceptions and seek hopeful solutions.”

For more information about upcoming theatre events, please contact Sherry Lee Allen, director of Theatre at Barton, at slallen@barton.edu or 252-399-6492, or visit www.barton.edu/theatre. 

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