October 13 – October 23, 2011 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 2 hours

Carlyle Brown's riveting new play takes us to Britain's most notorious holding pen for prisoners of war and domestic criminals during the War of 1812. There we meet "King Dick," an African American sailor whose life at sea has provided him with remarkable personal freedom at a time when millions of enslaved Africans are still held in bondage. Captured by the British, King Dick becomes the absolute ruler of a segregated prison yard. But when a group of American prisoners from a nearby white yard ask him to join forces with them to celebrate the 4th of July—an event forbidden by their British captors—King Dick must confront the broader meaning of freedom and patriotism, and whether he and his fellow black sailors can find a home somewhere beyond the sea.

 

 
Artists

By CARLYLE BROWN, Directed by CHAY YEW

Cast

WILL ALLAN - Billy Bunting
PATRICK CLEAR - Captain Shortland
RIAN JAIRELL - Jeremy Stiles
KEITH KUPFERER - Mister Beasley
GAVIN LAWRENCE - Johnny Wayward
ELAN MAIER - Soldier 1
STEVE PICKERING - Jack Dawson
DAVID SCHLUMPF - Soldier 2
CHARLES STRANSKY - Morgan
VINCENT TENINTY - British Guard
JAMES A. WILLIAMS - King Dick
CEDRIC YOUNG - Governor
DEXTER ZOLLICOFFER - Deacon Simon

Creative Team and Crew

KEVIN DEPINET - Scenic Design
RACHEL ANNE HEALY - Costume Design
JESSE KLUG - Lighting Design
MIKHAIL FIKSEL - Sound Design
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
NICK SANDYS - Fight Consultant
KIMBERLY OSGOOD - Stage Manager
LOGAN VAUGHN - Casting

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