Wheatley
Oct 6Nov 13, 2005
By Lonnie Carter

Director

Sharon Scruggs

Playwright

Lonnie Carter

Cast

Yetide Badaki: Phillis Wheatley
Daniel Bryant: Samson Ossee Power Frock
Aaron Todd Douglas: Reverend Cooper/Ben Franklin/Others
Ann Joseph: Susannah/Countess Selena/Others

Summary

Watch the real life, storybook adventures of Phillis Wheatley; a revolutionary American
slave girl, whose poetic genius lifted her from New England parlor trick into the
great salons of Europe and beyond. Follow her travels with the Countess Selena,
Ben Franklin, and the Admiralty from Boston to London and back, where she will find love in the arms of Samson Osee Power Frock — free man of color. Join us for this colorful,
uplifting, lightning quick, music-filled evening of theater

Production Team

Sharon Scruggs: Director
Brian Sidney Bembridge: Scenic Designer
Rachel Healy: Costume Designer
Todd Hensley: Lighting Designer
Mikhail Fiksel: Sound Designer
Avraham Mor: Assistant Lighting Designer
Anita Whicher: Props Designer
Andrea J. Dymond: Dramaturg/Literary Manager
William McNeil: Assistant Director
Danielle S. Boyke: Stage Manager

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