By Mark Scharf
A Developmental Production
Acadiana Repertory Theatre presents the second production of their 2018 season, the developmental production of Mark Scharf’s The Quickening, opening May 17th!
Directed by Debbi Ardoin
What if the brain receives consciousness, like your computer downloads a program from the Internet instead of generating consciousness? Does that mean your consciousness does not end when your body dies? The Quickening, a ghost story for the stage, tells the tale of Matt and Beth Wells, a young couple expecting their first child, as they move into their new home on the outskirts of Richmond, Virginia; a house, it turns out, built where a skirmish occurred during the Civil War. At first happy, but overwhelmed, Beth is soon puzzled and frightened by unexplained events that at first, only she experiences – events that propel her to discover the story behind the supernatural activity in her new home. To succeed she must not only discover the truth but overcome her own fears and the hostile skepticism of her husband. With the help of her mathematician neighbor and her earthy mother from Baltimore she finds the courage to learn the truth and face the unknown to try to save her unborn child. But does she succeed?
The Quickening will take place at Cite Des Arts(109 Vine St.) Performances are May 17th,18th, 19th ,24th and 25th at 7:30pm and May 20th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $15. Students and Senior tickets are $12.00 with valid I.D.
The show’s playwright will be in attendance on May 18th and 19th. Come down to meet the mind behind the show!