World Premiere
Written by Charles Smith
Directed by Dennis Zacek
Sept 29 – Nov 12, 2006


When the public good is in danger, do we commit to our personal hopes and dreams or our obligation to work towards something greater? With his distinctive flair, Charles Smith explores this provocative question in his searing historical drama about freed slave Denmark Vessey, who in 1822, used his new earnings as a carpenter, not to free his wife and child, but to plan an extensive slave uprising in Charleston, South Carolina.


Dennis Zacek: Director
Scott Bishop, Marissa Guillen, Jesse McVay, Jenna Myers: Assistant Directors
Robert Shook: Lighting Designer
Avraham Mor: Assistant Lighting Designer
Andre Pluess: Sound Designer
Mary Griswold: Scenic Designer
Judi Lundberg: Costume Designer
Joanna Iwanicka: Props Designer
Tina M. Jach: Stage Manager


Velma Austin: Beck Monroe
Anthony Fleming III: Denmark Vesey
Kenn E. Head: Omar Sewell
Raoul Johnson: Captain Vesey
Gregory Lush: Revered Canker
A.C. Smith: Reverend Brown
Joe Van Slyke: Colonel Monroe