Through Dec. 3: New play from Resident Ensemble Players
Photo by Nadine Howatt November 07, 2017
Playwright Chisa Hutchinson’s ‘From The Author Of’ tackles tricky social issues
“From The Author Of,” a new play from the University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players, previews at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 9 at the Thompson Theater in the Roselle Center for the Arts. The play was written by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Jade King Carroll.
A risque comedy, “From The Author Of,” tackles social issues of homelessness and privilege in New York. Hutchinson, who is also a creative writing professor at the University, is known for creating thought-provoking works that delve into complex matters. This play is no different, as it follows Pulitzer Prize-winning author Meredith Renner and her assistant as they try to save Renner’s reputation after the press criticizes her controversial work, which often showcases the lives of others. Other key characters are a pompous public relations guy, a secret lover and a homeless phone-sex worker.
Hutchinson’s earlier works, such as “Dead and Breathing” and “Sex on Sunday,” received national attention, earning features in The New York Times and NPR. Director Jade King Carroll, in 2010, was awarded the Paul Green Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Professional from the National Theatre Conference and the estate of famed playwright August Wilson.
The show opens Saturday, Nov. 11 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 3. A full schedule and information on purchasing tickets can be found on REP’s website.
Please note, the play is intended for mature audiences and contains profanity and sexual content.