by Helen Edmundson
directed by Penny Kline
ZACH COLES as Robert Preston
MEGHAN NEALON as Madeleine Preston
SHANE OSTERHOUDT as Pierce Kinsellagh
CASSIE MOSHER as Killaine Farrell
STEVE BURI as Soloman Winter
GEORGANN WALLACE as Susaneh Winter
BRENT DIRKSEN as Sir Charles Sturman
DAVID KAMMINGA as Commissioner/Sailor/Judge/Soldier
PATRICK CLAYPOOL as Irish Conscience/Viola
ABOUT THE SHOW:
"THE CLEARING" by Helen Edmundson
THE CLEARING deals with a 17th-century forerunner of “ethnic cleansing,” that period in Ireland when Cromwell planted the seeds of the troubles that still afflict the country today. The play centers on the dilemma of Robert Preston, an English landowner's son, who has married an Irish woman, had a son and is beginning to develop his small estate in Ireland. He is passionately in love with his wife Madeleine, but he must decide if he loves his home more than he loves his wife. Robert causes marital strife when he refuses to support his wife when she goes in search of their servant girl who has been snatched by the English for the slave trade. Madeleine vexes the governor when she goes begging him for the release of their servant girl. As a result, Robert and Madeleine have been given orders to vacate their land. Robert endeavors to strike a deal with the cold and heartless governor, which leads us to a riveting conclusion. It is a story of romance, passion and treachery.
RECOMMENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.
The Wilkerson Theatre
1723 25th Street, Sacramento, R25 Arts Complex (25th and R Streets)
APRIL 4 - 26
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8 pm and Sundays @ 7 pm
General Admission $20. Senior/Student/SARTA $17.
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