SAFE HOUSE: Playhouse Staging World Premiere From Local Playwright

Shane Taylor, LeRoy McClain and Stephanie Berry in Safe House. Photo by Sandy Underwood.
Shane Taylor, LeRoy McClain and Stephanie Berry in Safe House. Photo by Sandy Underwood.

Was able to see SAFE HOUSE at the Playhouse in the Park tonight; here’s the synopsis from their web site:

The Pedigrews are free people of color, a unique position in their antebellum Kentucky community of 1843. While one brother strives to open a shoe business and create a successful life for his family, the other risks it all to help slaves escape. When a fugitive comes knocking, the brothers’ freedom, loyalty and dreams for the future are given the ultimate test. Inspired by the playwright’s ancestors, this moving and surprising world premiere tells one family’s fascinating story within the history of our region’s role in the Underground Railroad.

The play is a world premiere and was written by a graduate of Princeton High School who also attended Wright State University.  Keith Josef Adkins was in attendance tonight and was given the key to the city by the mayor of Woodlawn after the show.  Set in Northern Kentucky, this production features a gorgeous set that transports you to a time and place when things were very different.  I was happy to see two of the cast members from CLYBOURNE PARK back on the Marx stage.  Wilbur Edwin Henry and Deonna Boyue were both wonderful in last year’s regional premiere.

SAFE HOUSE runs through November 15th.  There are more articles about the play here and you can find ticketing information here.

By the way, I highly recommend the play at the Playhouse in the Thompson Shelterhouse right now, I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI, which you can read more info about here.

 

 

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