2004 | DAY OF RECKONING (2003 New Works Contest Winner)

In Spring 2004, MultiStages produced Day of Reckoning by Melody Cooper, Directed by MultiStages Artistic Director, Lorca Peress at The Kraine Theater.  This explosive world premiere explores politics, civil rights, worker’s rights, and the passionate interracial marriage of Lucy and Albert Parsons (a Haymarket Martyr) during Reconstruction and the Chicago Labor Movement.  Interviews and theatrical segments presented on WBAI’s Building Bridges, Our Community and Labor Report.  MultiStages was invited to perform the play in the Theatre for the New City’s Lower Eastside Festival.

Cast featured:  Freedome Bradley, Parris Nicole Cisco (The Lion King), Melody Cooper (AUDELCO Award Nominee), Michael Kennealy, and Alima Lindsey (OBIE Award).  Artistic Team:  Puppetry Design by Lorca Peress; Film and Video Design by Adam Larsen; Lighting Design by D.A. Strawder; Set and Costume Design by Peter Janis; Production Stage Manager, Jaki Silver; and Stage Manager, Kim Goei Okon; Matthew Fletcher, Production Assistant; Anne Coburne, Director’s Assistant.  Supported in part by the N.W. Dible Foundation.

Listen: The director of Day of Reckoning, Lorca Peress, along with Melody Cooper, actress and award winning playwright of the play, Freedome Bradley, and Michael Kennealy discuss their production for MultiStages.
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