Triad StageNationally Recognized. Locally Produced.

The Member of the Wedding

October 19 - November 9, 2014

At The Pyrle Theater - Greensboro

About

The Member of the Wedding

by Carson McCullers

a treasured classic

Frankie is a 12-year old tomboy tired of her small Georgia town and longing for a world of adventure and romance. Despite forming a fragile bond with Bernice, a maid, and John Henry, her seven-year old cousin, Frankie dreams of running away with her brother and his new bride. From one of the South’s most daring writers comes this acclaimed portrait of a girl desperate for a place to belong.

Production Support Provided By: Bernard Robinson & Company

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Showtimes

2014
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THU
FRI
SAT
Sun, Oct 197:30pm
Oct 20
Tue, Oct 217:30pm
Wed, Oct 227:30pm
Thu, Oct 237:30pm
Fri, Oct 248:00pm
Sat, Oct 258:00pm
Sun, Oct 262:00pm7:30pm
Oct 27
Tue, Oct 287:30pm
Wed, Oct 297:30pm
Thu, Oct 307:30pm
Fri, Oct 318:00pm
Sat, Nov 18:00pm
Sun, Nov 22:00pm7:30pm
Nov 3
Tue, Nov 47:30pm
Wed, Nov 57:30pm
Thu, Nov 610:30am7:30pm
Fri, Nov 78:00pm
Sat, Nov 88:00pm
Sun, Nov 92:00pm7:30pm
Nov 10
Nov 11
Nov 12
Nov 13
Nov 14
Nov 15

Cast

John Henry West
Aidan Armstrong
Jarvis
Tyler Barnhardt
Janice
Brooke Bradley
Helen
Mary Brown
T. T. Williams
Junious Leak
Barney MacKean
Ethan McKinney
Linda
Kayla Rafkin
Mrs. West
Julie Robles
Mr. Addams
Tim Rush
Frankie Addams
Erin Schmidt
Honey Camden Brown
DeSean Stokes
Bernice Sadie Brown
Cassandra Lowe Williams
Sis Laura
Sallie Hayes-Williams
Doris
Kimmie Yokley

Creative Team

Director
Preston Lane
Scenic Designer
Howard C. Jones
Costume Designer
Bill Brewer
Lighting Designer
Masha Tsimring
Sound Designer
G. Clausen
Automation Designer
Jeremy A. McCamish
Voice and Dialect Coach
Robin Carr
Movement Director
Denise Gabriel
Fight Director
Jim Wren
Dramaturg
Bryan Conger
Casting Director
Cindi Rush
Stage Manager
Emily J. Mails

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News & Reviews The Member of the Wedding

News:

Burlington boy stars in Triad Stage show
Burlington Times News
October 30, 2014

"The role really suited Aidan’s personality. (John Henry) brings a real fun atmosphere to a tough, emotional show. While at times it’s dramatic, it’s also very funny. Carson McCullers has really captured what life was like in 1945 in the South. Frankie’s preteen voice is one audiences can relate to," his mother, Heather Armstrong, said.

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Reviews:

Tween angst in the South a puzzler for Triad Stage
Triad City Beat
October 29, 2014

As the title suggests, Frankie wants more than anything to be a member of the wedding between her brother Jarvis and his fiancé Janis. After being smitten by the outward signs of their love, Frankie concocts a fantasy in which she is a part of the newlywed couple’s life. She wants to be married to them, to go with them wherever their road takes them. Noting that the couple’s names both start with the same letters, Frankie starts calling herself “Jasmine” in a running gag that actor Erin Schmidt plays to solid effect.

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Reviews:

A Most Welcome 'Member of the Wedding'
News & Record / Go Triad
October 26, 2014

 [Cassandra Lowe] Williams’ performance is endearing, heartbreaking and even at times comical, as she alone negotiates the emotional chaos of the characters around her. It is no easy feat for an actor to convey strength and vulnerability, dominance while being socially oppressed and humor in the face of despondency. Williams delivers all with poise and presence.

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News:

Actress comes full circle in "The Member of the Wedding"
News & Record / Go Triad
October 16, 2014

 GREENSBORO — Triad Stage regularly brings working actors from across the country, particularly the New York City stage scene, to perform for local audiences. But the Triad itself is home to talented professional actors. And one of them, Greensboro’s Cassandra Lowe Williams, has found a home at Triad Stage. Williams plays the role of Berenice Sadie Brown in “The Member of the Wedding.”

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News:

IN-MATURING
Yes! Weekly
October 15, 2014

 Most of us would never choose to go back to that awkward place of emerging pimples, voice changes and uncomfortable social ventures — I’m talking about middle school. But one actress takes on the challenge and reminds us how fun it can be to get in touch with your inner child. Erin Schmidt, 23, is “letting go of everything (she’s) been taught as an adult” to play a misfit child in Triad Stage’s The Member of the Wedding, written by Carson McCullers and directed by Preston Lane, Triad Stage’s artistic director.

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