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Community Partner: Three Bone Theatre Presents "Appropriate"
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Three Bone Theatre presents "Appropriate" by Branden Jacob-Jenkins
July 12-14, 19-21 at 8:00 p.m.
Duke Energy Theatre at Spirit Square
345 N. College St.
Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly-dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father's possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations
Winner of the Obie Award for Best New American Play
Use discount code "LEVINE" to purchase tickets.
About the Playwright:
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is one of the most celebrated playwrights in contemporary theatre. He is a Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at the Juilliard School. Additionally, his work has been seen at the Vineyard Theatre, the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, Company One in Boston, and the HighTide Festival in the United Kingdom. He has taught at New York University and Queens University of Charlotte, and his honors include the Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award. In 2016 he received the Windham–Campbell Literature Prize (Drama) at Yale University, the 2016 PEN/Laura Pels Award for Emerging American Playwright, and was named a MacArthur Fellow. The foundation noted, in part: "Many of Jacobs-Jenkins’s plays use a historical lens to satirize and comment on modern culture, particularly the ways in which race and class are negotiated in both private and public settings."
About Three Bone Theatre:
Three Bone Theatre is Charlotte's home for the best of adult contemporary theatre. We believe that great theatre can be a catalyst for conversation and change in our community. Our business philosophy stems from the Reba McEntire quote, “To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a back bone, and a funny bone.”
To create a performing arts experience that is socially engaged, professionally managed, and creatively inspired.
As a local arts organization, Three Bone Theatre feels strongly about supporting other local groups. We partner with a different local organization for each production with the hope of raising awareness to the unique themes present in each production and the commendable work that is being done in the Charlotte community.
Three Bone Theatre was founded in August of 2012 by Carmen Bartlett and Robin Tynes. Three Bone Theatre Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.