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THE REVOLUTIONISTS Available June 23-July 4

HRTC_The Revolutionists logoTHE REVOLUTIONISTS
Human Race Theatre Company
June 23-July 4
[Online]

Directed by Margarett Perry

Cast: Ginna Hoben as Olympe de Gouges, Maggie Lou Rader as Marie Antionette, Tess Talbot as Charlotte Corday & Torie Wiggins as Marianne Angelle

Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror, but feeling a bit like Sex and the City circa 1793 Paris. Charlotte Corday (assassin), Olympe de Gouges (playwright), Marie Antoinette (former queen), and Marianne Angelle (Haitian rebel) are all committed to finding Equality for Women while trying to figure out what it means to be “revolutionary.” This grand and zany comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world without losing our heads.

  • Available for streaming Wed, June 23-Sun, July 4

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NOW AND THEN Available April 28-May 9

HRTC_Now and Then logoNOW AND THEN
Human Race Theatre Company
April 28-May 9
[Online]

Directed by Marya Spring Cordes

Cast: Justin McCombs  as Jamie, Maggie Lou Rader as Abby, Scott Stoney & Libby Holley Scancarello as the unexpected customers

The play takes us to a neighborhood bar in 1981 where Jamie is closing up when a last-minute customer enters and offers Jamie and his girlfriend Abby $2,000 to sit and have a drink with him.  Who wouldn’t take it?  But the unusual conversation, and the appearance of a second customer, makes the unbelievable begin to look like it just might be true.

  • Available for streaming Wed, April 28-Sun, May 9

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Love, Time and Starting Over at the Heart of NOW AND THEN at Human Race

HRTC_Now and Then logoThe Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton’s premier professional theatre company, is excited to begin its 34th season with the romantic comedy/drama Now and Then by Sean Grennan.  It will be available exclusively on the streaming platform Broadway On Demand starting April 28, 2021 – the 35th birthday of The Human Race.

“Our timing of this first production marks both our commitment to keeping our artists safe while also celebrating our 35 years as Dayton’s professional theatre company,” states Human Race Artistic Director and Founding Member, Kevin Moore.  “Unlike previous ‘pandemic projects,’ this production is fully staged on location and filmed, another first for us.  This allows us to share our work with our audience while keeping everyone safe until we can return to in-person performances at the Loft Theatre.”

The play takes us to a neighborhood bar in 1981 where Jamie is closing up when a last-minute customer enters and offers Jamie and his girlfriend Abby $2,000 to sit and have a drink with him.  Who wouldn’t take it?  But the unusual conversation, and the appearance of a second customer, makes the unbelievable begin to look like it just might be true.

Director Marya Spring Cordes has assembled an amazing quartet of actors.  Playing the couple Jamie and Abby are real-life married couple, Justin McCombs and Maggie Lou Rader.  And as the unexpected customers are Human Race Resident Actor and Founding Member Scott Stoney, and local actress Libby Holley Scancarello.

The fifth character in the play is the bar, and we are grateful to Mudlick Tap House for providing the location for our production.  Our Director of Photography, Editor and head of film production is Shaunn Baker of WorldStage Media.  Our Production Stage Manager is Jacquelyn Duncan.  Costume by Janet G. Powell;  Scenic Elements and Props by Alexander Capeneka; Lighting by John Rensel;  Sound by Jay Brunner.

Now and Then will be available on the Broadway on Demand platform from April 28 – May 9, 2021.  Current subscribers will receive an email with their personal link to watch the show.  Single tickets will be available April 1 (no fooling) at Broadway on Demand by using this link:  https://livestream.broadwayondemand.com/human-race/

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Human Race Theatre Honors 8th Anniversary of Sandy Hook Tragedy

HRTC_26 Pebbles Cast 2017

The 2017 Cast of 26 PEBBLES. Photo credit: Scott J. Kimmins.

The Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton’s premier professional theatre, is pleased to announce an “Encore Performance” of its 2017 world premiere production of 26 PEBBLES by Eric Ulloa – in recognition of the 8th anniversary of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook School in Newtown, Connecticut.  The production, a fundraiser for Sandy Hook Promise, will appear on the streaming platform Broadway On Demand from December 16 – 21, 2020.

“In the long list of mass shootings in our country, “ states Human Race Artistic Director Kevin Moore, “this one stands out so strongly because the victims were so young. Playwright and Broadway performer Eric Ulloa went to the community, interviewed the people of Newtown, and created this powerful play that looks at how the community came together to heal and find their way out of tragedy…to hope.”

This week of performances will serve as a fundraiser for Sandy Hook Promise – the organization founded by families of the victims to create a culture that prevents violence, ends school shootings and other harmful acts against children.  “However, a secondary benefit exists,” said Moore.  “This compelling and hopeful story of a community working together to ascend from tragedy is a lesson that many communities could very much use right now.”

The original production was directed by Igor Goldin, and the cast included Christine Brunner, Gina Handy, Scott Hunt, Jennifer Joplin, Caitlin McWethy and Jason Podplesky.  Production Stage Manager was Lexi Muller.  Scenic Design by Scott J. Kimmins; Costume Design by Jessica Pitcairn; Lighting Design by John Rensel; and Composer/Sound Design by Jay Brunner.

Tickets will be available at Broadway On Demand starting December 9th.  A single viewing is $10, with an option to add additional donations.  All sales & donations will benefit Sandy Hook Promise.  For more information and links to buying tickets, visit www.humanracetheatre.org

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Virtual Romantic Comedy, GARDEN POLITICS, Provides The Perfect Escape

HRTC_Garden Politics logoThe Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton’s premier professional theatre company, is excited to announce a virtual reading of a play by Michael Slade, Garden Politics, will be made available on the streaming platform Broadway On Demand from November 13 – 18, 2020.

“This marks our second virtual playreading since our COVID shut down in March,” states Human Race Artistic Director and Founding Member, Kevin Moore.  “Rehearsing and performing via Zoom is a very different experience for our actors. It’s a combination of voice-over, oral interpretation, and acting for the camera. It’s theatrical, but not exactly theatre. Yet, it is still storytelling – and that fulfills our mission. For 34 years we have shared stories that enlighten us, move us, and yes, startle us into new thoughts.”

This project also marks the company’s sixth project with playwright Michael Slade since 2008, including three world premieres (Change, Under A Red Moon and Family Shots)  Slade is a three-time Emmy Award winner for Writing and Co-Creating the hit series After Forever, streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Described as a romantic comedy about people of “a certain age” who find love while battling City Hall, Garden Politics is directed by Human Race Resident Artist and Founding Member, Scott Stoney.  The cast includes Resident Artist Patricia Linhart, and Dayton actors Saul Caplan and Libby Holley Scancarello.  Video Editing is provided by Shaunn Baker of WorldStage Media.

Tickets are available at Broadway on Demand by using this link:  https://www.broadwayondemand.com/series/jesbUDfoukL0-garden-politics–the-human-race-theatre-company

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