Dallas — Dallas' Soul Rep Theatre Company has announced its 2016-17 season, which is its 10th and the third since returning to the scene after a 10-year hiatus. This upcoming season will be its 20th anniversary. The African-American group will again perform all shows at the South Dallas Cultural Center.
The three shows include an American classic, George C. Wolfe's satirical The Colored Museum, a return of an original holiday cabaret, and interestingly, Regina Taylor's The Trinity River Plays, a collection of three one-acts performed back-to-back, which had its world premiere at the Dallas Theater Center in 2010. Taylor, a Dallas native, is an Emmy-nominated actress whose works have been seen on Broadway and around the country. There will also be a return of Her Stories in a school performance.
Here is the news release about the Soul Rep season:
Soul Rep Theatre Company, currently the resident theater company at the South Dallas Cultural Center, is ecstatic to announce its upcoming 2016-2017 season that includes a celebrated satire, an original soul and blues tinged Christmas cabaret, and a searing drama. This year marks the 10th season for Soul Rep and the 20th anniversary of the company’s founding. “We’re billing this season as our 10/20 ANNIVERSARY SEASON,” says Guinea Bennett-Price, company co-founder and Artistic Director. “It will be a wonderful showcase of our range as a company.”
The season includes George C. Wolfe’s irreverent contribution to the American theater, THE COLORED MUSEUM (Aug. 5-14), directed by company members Dee Smith and Rene Jones; an encore performance of the company’s original Christmas cabaret, NAUGHTY BUT NICE (Dec. 9-18), directed by company member, LaHunter Smith; and renown actress and playwright, Regina Taylor’s family drama set in Oak Cliff, THE TRINITY RIVER PLAYS (March 23-2), to be directed by company member, Anyika McMillan-Herod.
SEASON PASSES are $50, a savings of $15 and can be purchased on the company’s website www.soulrep.org. Soul Rep will also provide a one day only performance of the children’s play, HER STORIES, adapted by Tonya Davis-Holloway for schools only in February 2017 at the Dallas City Performance Hall.
"My imagination is still captured by the possibilities of the truth, trust and the talent we planted when founding Soul Rep twenty years ago,” shares Bennett-Price. “Our little seedling has expanded to impact many throughout the theater and entertainment industry. Trees grow faster the older they get and we are poised and prepared to feed the souls of artists and audiences for the next twenty years. Come grow with us! This season is not to be missed.”
In addition to its season of plays, Soul Rep will hold workshops and master classes in acting, make up and costume design, playwriting, audition prep, and classical and hip hop theater for children, youth, and adults at the South Dallas Cultural Center September throughout the year.