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The Little Foxes
Saturday, January 26, 2019
By: Lillian Hellman
Directed by: Rosalind Ayres
Cast: Joanne Whalley, Jared Harris, Tim DeKay, Heidi Dippold
Regina’s brothers have inherited their father’s wealth, while after years of neglect, her dying husband is determined to see she gets nothing. It will take every ounce of her ruthless charm to outwit her relations and assure herself a gilded future.

The Whipping Man
Saturday, February 2, 2019
By: Matthew Lopez
Directed by: Judyann Elder
Cast: Aaron Jennings, Charlie Robinson, Mark Jude Sullivan
Tensions run high as Caleb de Leon, a young Jewish Confederate soldier, celebrates Passover with his family’s newly-freed slaves in the de Leon’s crumbling antebellum mansion. Includes an interview with Robert N. Rosen, author of The Jewish Confederates.

Native Guard
Saturday, February 9, 2019
By: Natasha Trethewey
Directed by: Rosalind Ayres
Cast: January LaVoy, Thomas Neal Antwon Ghant, Nicole Banks Long, Tyrone Jackson
Based on Natasha Trethewey’s collection of poems, The Alliance Theatre’s production of Native Guard is both an elegy to her mother and a journey into Mississippi’s Civil War history. Produced with the generous support of The Poetry Foundation. An L.A. Theatre Works broadcast premiere. Hour Two includes The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, a story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s encounter with a mysterious motel maid, starring Larry Powell and Aja Naomi King.

In the Heat of the Night
Saturday, February 16, 2019
By: John Ball
Directed by: Brian Kite
Cast: Ryan Vincent Anderson, Michael Hammond, Kalen Harriman, Travis Johns, James Morrison, Darren Richardson, Tom Virtue
Based on John Ball’s novel which inspired the Oscar-winning film and the Emmy-winning television series, In the Heat of the Night pits a visiting black detective from California against a small Alabama town simmering with anger over desegregation. A fitting reflection of America in the 1960s, this Off-Broadway hit is provocative, timely, and uncomfortably relevant. Adapted by Matt Pelfrey.

Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting
Saturday, February 23, 2019
By: Ed Schmidt
Directed by: Sheldon Epps
Cast: Edward Asner, Carl Lumbly, Charlie Robinson, Sterling Macer
Branch Rickey, the powerful general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, summons heavyweight champion Joe Louis, tap star Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson, and actor Paul Robeson to his hotel room in Manhattan. Rickey wants their support when he chooses Jackie Robinson to be Major League Baseball’s first black player. But a power struggle ensues when the eloquent Robeson raises questions about Rickey’s motivations to integrate white baseball.