The Red Fern Theatre Company presented the World Premiere of We in Silence Hear a Whisper, written by Jon Kern and directed by Melanie Moyer Williams on October 5, 2011. The production will run through October 23, 2011 in a limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, located at 344 East 14th Street between First and Second Avenues in New York City. The official opening will take place October 8. For more information visit http://RedFernTheatre.org.
Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm, with additional performances on Wednesday, October 5 at 8pm and Monday, October 17 at 7pm. There is no performance on Friday, October 7. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at http://www.TheaterMania.com or by calling 1-866-811-4111. Running time is 90 minutes with no intermission.
To lay her brother's soul to rest, a young Darfuri refugee must escape the relentless Man on the Horse, chased through the wilds of Sudan down into the landscape of her own mind. With riveting action, surprising humor and elegant puppetry, We in Silence Hear a Whisper explores the redemptive power of connection and how the greatest tragedies only happen when we look away.
The cast includes Parker Leventer, Stephen Conrad Moore (The Civilians, Classical Theatre of Harlem), Matthew Park, Devere Rogers and Keona Welch (Colored People's Time and Savanna Black & Blue with the Negro Ensemble Company), along with puppeteers Hansel Tan (The Ohmies, Will Sing with Ma-Yi Theatre Co., Future Anxiety at The Flea Theater), Marcy Agreen and Crystal Beth.
The creative and production team consists of Ken Hall (Red Fern Managing Director), Lori Singleton (Associate Producer), Kel Haney (Red Fern Artistic Producer), Amelia Mathews and Elizabeth Barrett Groth (Puppet Design), Katherine Akiko Day (Set Design), Marie Yokoyama (Lighting Design), Elizabeth Barrett Groth (Costume Design), Colin J. Whitely (Sound Design), Julie Foh (Accent Coach), Laura Luciano (Production Stage Manager) and Sara Lyons (Assistant Director).
Photo Credit: The Red Fern Theatre Company