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Unframed at New Stage Theatre Series

Created in 2006, The Unframed at New Stage Theatre series provides an alternative theatre experience to the community. The goal of the Series is to attract theatre audiences that are interested in contemporary theatre. The Unframed at New Stage Theatre Series provides artistic opportunities to emerging artists. Local actors and directors get more experience working with a professional theatre company and on fresh, exciting material that’s not typically produced on the main stage.

Performances are held at the Warehouse Theatre, 1000 Monroe Street, Jackson 39202.
Tickets prices TBD and are cash or check at the door only. No reservations.

 

2017-2018 Season Series

BUILDING THE WALL by Robert Schenkkan
November 10, 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Directed by Jessica Debolt

BUILDING THE WALL lays out in a harrowing drama the consequences of the current anti-immigration rhetoric. Two years from now, that policy has resulted in the mass round-up of millions of illegal aliens, with their incarceration overflowing into private prisons and camps reminiscent of another century. The former warden for one facility is awaiting sentencing for what happened under his watch. In a riveting interview with a historian who has come seeking the truth, he gradually reveals how the unthinkable became the inevitable, and the faceless illegals under his charge became the face of tragedy.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”

STEAL AWAY
By Ramona King

A Folktale, set in Chicago during the Depression, this farce is the story of 5 upstanding church ladies who raise funds to send young Black women to college by holding bake sales and the like. Their latest beneficiary, Tracyada, has more ambitious ideas. She wants them all to rob a bank! Of course, the ladies are reluctant to do anything that drastic; but events have them joining in Tracyada’s scheme.Will they get away with it? Or will the ladies end up caught? Their antics and adventures will have you laughing with joy and smiling through the entire show.

BOY 
By Anna Ziegler

Inspired by a true story, Anna Ziegler’s BOY explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold.

FIND ME 
By Olwen Wymark

FIND ME is the true story of a young girl, Verity Taylor, and her family as they struggle with her mental illness in England in the 1970’s. Wymark worked personally with the real life family as she constructed this play in the late 70’s. The play follows the Taylor family’s attempts and failures to find Verity help within and outside of the British health system. Verity’s story is told by five different actresses, and this unique form allows for the examination into the feelings and all the facets of Verity. The play reveals how mental illness can affect any and every one through the personal struggle of one family. Delve into the Taylor family, look at the human side of this perplexing problem that has persisted for decades, and find Verity.

 


New Stage Theatre would like to thank the following season sponsor:

 

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