During the summer I alluded to rehearsals for a show I was performing in. Well, d-day finally arrived and this past Friday, October 8, 2010, Incantation opened for audiences in the greater New Haven area. I literally jumped back in for opening night, having been on a 10-day hiatus from rehearsals due to my pre-planned honeymoon with Karim in Panama.
Lyric Hall, a small theater restored by John Cavaliere, owner of the Lyric Antiques and Conservation, located at 827 Whalley Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut is the home for the production. Incantation is a choreopoem that is a litany for relationships in present time. It was written and produced by Gerene Freeman and directed by Edi Jackson, both residents of New Haven.
The play builds on the issues, conflicts and concerns surrounding the central characters, five black women who have experienced heartbreak, yet still linger onto hope. The cast of local actors includes Ebony Benton, Parris Marie Cannon, Porsche A. Edmundson, Tyler Hyde, Tangier Pritchette, Malish Stanley and Peaches Winston.
If you live in the New Haven area the cast and I would love to get your support. This blog entry is my personal plea to get you to come check us out. Local artists need local support to survive. Tickets are only $15. To purchase tickets contact Gerene Freedman at 203.507.5940. The next show will be Friday, October 14, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Look out for the article on Incantation in the New Haven Independent's online newspaper this Monday. I will add the link when the story posts.
For more additional show dates and more information, visit the Incantation fan page on facebook , where you can also see photos of the cast.