Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Route's "Soda" One Night Only Wednesday October 12

Tomorrow night will be your one chance to see local playwright Kamaya Thompson's new one-act play, "Soda," at the Eaton Gallery in Bloomington. Thompson is a senior at Illinois Wesleyan University.

"Soda," billed as "a play in poetry," involves issues of race and class in America that are not often discussed. Those topics include "old and new racism," levels of education among minorities, and the path that uneducated, underprivileged kids are currently taking in our America. Thompson has written her play in a way that challenges and provokes assumptions and misconceptions. And her provocative one-act play will introduce the community to a powerful new voice in local theatre. This performance of "Soda" will be followed by a discussion.

"Soda" will be presented October 12 at 7 pm at the Eaton Gallery, 104 North Center Street in Bloomington, as part of New Route Theatre's One Shot Deal series. Jamelle Robinson, who played Undine in New Route's production of "Fabulation," is directing a cast that includes Anne Cook, Corey Hardin, Charlene Ifenso-Okpala, Ariele Jones, Tamar Lange, Matthew Robinson, Matt Vlazny and Terrance Washington.

As always, seating is limited at the Eaton Gallery, so reserve your seat in advance by e-mailing a request to new.route.theatre@gmail.com.

By Kamaya Thompson

Wednesday, October 12
7 pm

New Route Theatre One-Shot Deal Series
Herb Eaton Studio and Gallery
411 North Center Street
Bloomington, IL

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