Saturday, August 9, 2014

FLASHBACKS Coming Up Next Week at New Route

New Route Theatre will present Flashbacks, "a multi-media work that examines the intersections of childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, teenage pregnancy, poverty, sexism and racism through poetry, rap and dialogue" next Friday in the new New Route space at 814 Jersey Avenue in Normal.

Flashbacks is based on the writings of Erica Thurman, as adapted for this staged  reading by Thurman and Gregory D. Hicks. Hicks directs a cast that includes Connie Chojnacki Blick, Michael Howard, Gabrielle Lott-Rogers, Jennifer Rusk, Claron Sharrieff, Miles Michael Spann and Jaimie Taylor. Blick and Lott-Rogers were recently seen in Heartland Theatre's Fowl Plays, while Rusk was part of Community Players' Shrek and Taylor appeared in Illinois State University's Dancing at Lughnasa last fall. Lott-Rogers, Rusk and Sharrieff have all acted in the Illinois Voices/McLean County Museum of History Discovery Walk at Evergreen Park, as well.

This staged reading of Flashbacks is scheduled for Friday, August 15 at 7:30 pm. Although there is no charge for admission, donations will be accepted at the door. Note that this is a general admission event without reserved seating, so you are advised to come early if you want to have a choice of seats.

There will be a "talk back" with the cast, director and playwright Erica Thurman after the performance.

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