The Guthrie Theater Presents a Full Circle Theater Company production of UNDER THIS ROOF by Barbara Kingsley
World Premiere directed by James A. Williams in The Dowling Studio
May 4 – 20, 2018
“This is a love story. It’s about mature love, marriage, romantic love, and familial love,” says director James Williams. Set in the late 1940s against the backdrop of post-WWII recovery in America, this four- character, two-act play takes place in the segregated black neighborhood of Central Cleveland, where characters Mamie and Raymond Warren reside. Mamie desperately needs household help after her husband has a serious accident. On the recommendation of a friend, Mamie hires a down-on-her-luck woman named Bessie, whose arrival brings surprises and new challenges. In this setting, Under this Roof explores themes of mature love, family, disability, and race on an ever-shifting axis, with often-unexpected comic, painful, and heartfelt results.
May 4 Friday PREVIEW PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 5 Saturday OPENING PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 6 Sunday PERFORMANCE 7:00 p.m.
May 9 Wednesday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 10 Thursday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 11 Friday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 12 Saturday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 13 Sunday PERFORMANCE 7:00 p.m.
May 16 Wednesday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 17 Thursday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m. **ASL Interpreted,
Audio Described, Open Captioned
May 18 Friday PERFORMANCE 7:30 p.m.
May 19 Saturday 2 PERFORMANCES 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
May 20 Sunday FINAL PERFORMANCE 1:00 p.m.
Wheelchair accessible; ASL, Audio Described and Open Captioned performances are scheduled for May 17, and can also be made available for other performances upon request. Large Print and Braille playbills, and Assisted listening devices are available for all performances from Level 9 usher staff.