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Civic Ensemble's ReEntry Theatre Program Presents Streets Like This!

The Civic Ensemble ReEntry Theatre Program's Third Production!

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STREETS LIKE THIS

Tickets for May 5-6 @ Kitchen Theatre Company
 
Tickets for May 7 @ GIAC

 

“You see folks, there's a hundred stories walking up and down this street every day. They're the people you look at while you're waiting for the light to change. Maybe you glance down to make sure the doors are locked, or you toss them some change when they're hangin' on the Corner.”
—Deon, Streets Like This 

 Abdullah Khalil Bey as Deon Photo: Alicia Dianne Photography   Civic Ensemble’s ReEntry Theatre Program presents their third production with Streets Like This , a full-length play written collaboratively by Thom Dunn and AC Sidle with members of ReEntry Theatre Program. Material comes from the real lives and imaginations of participants of the program. The play was created in weekly sessions over the past year and in rehearsals this spring. Sarah K. Chalmers, who facilitates the entire program and leads the sessions, directs this production, supported by assistant director Gabriella Carr, who is also producing this show.   Streets Like This  introduces audiences to Deon and Dennis, two local men getting up there in age. Both are worn out from past convictions, dysfunctional institutions, and the preventable deaths of loved ones. From their stoop, watch Crystal, Abby, and Brian struggle with their diverse obstacles and mistakes while stuck in the United States’ broken criminal justice system. Deon and Dennis narrate the stories of these three and other characters navigating the perils of real life and their own demons while dealing with the consequences of probation, incarceration, parole, and court-ordered rehabilitation. Streets Like This, based on true stories, travels from the Meadow Street Mobil to Social Services offices and the curb outside Day Reporting to their own workplaces and homes. The play offers no single solution but rather brings you into their worlds. As Deon says, “But maybe next time, you'll do more than turn your heads away as you toss some spare change in their cups.”     ACTING ENSEMBLE AC Sidle Abdullah Khalil Bey Amy Heffron Brian Briggs Edwin Santiago Erin Fitzpatrick Leroy Barrett Melanie Uhlir Monifa Wilford Ralph Lawrence, Jr. Sherron Brown Terrell Dickson

Abdullah Khalil Bey as Deon
Photo: Alicia Dianne Photography


Civic Ensemble’s ReEntry Theatre Program presents their third production withStreets Like This, a full-length play written collaboratively by Thom Dunn and AC Sidle with members of ReEntry Theatre Program. Material comes from the real lives and imaginations of participants of the program. The play was created in weekly sessions over the past year and in rehearsals this spring. Sarah K. Chalmers, who facilitates the entire program and leads the sessions, directs this production, supported by assistant director Gabriella Carr, who is also producing this show.

Streets Like This introduces audiences to Deon and Dennis, two local men getting up there in age. Both are worn out from past convictions, dysfunctional institutions, and the preventable deaths of loved ones. From their stoop, watch Crystal, Abby, and Brian struggle with their diverse obstacles and mistakes while stuck in the United States’ broken criminal justice system. Deon and Dennis narrate the stories of these three and other characters navigating the perils of real life and their own demons while dealing with the consequences of probation, incarceration, parole, and court-ordered rehabilitation. Streets Like This, based on true stories, travels from the Meadow Street Mobil to Social Services offices and the curb outside Day Reporting to their own workplaces and homes. The play offers no single solution but rather brings you into their worlds. As Deon says, “But maybe next time, you'll do more than turn your heads away as you toss some spare change in their cups.”

 

ACTING ENSEMBLE
AC Sidle
Abdullah Khalil Bey
Amy Heffron
Brian Briggs
Edwin Santiago
Erin Fitzpatrick
Leroy Barrett
Melanie Uhlir
Monifa Wilford
Ralph Lawrence, Jr.
Sherron Brown
Terrell Dickson

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