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Let There Be Love by Kwame Kwei-Armah at Murphys Creek Theatre Through April 15
Murphys, CA...Dwight Mahabir stars as misanthropic West Indian Alfred Morris. When Alfred is kicked out of his daughter’s Croydon house, he returns to his Willesden home to find he’s been gifted a caretaker, Maria. Having alienated friends and family, he seems happy to live out his illness-ridden days in the solitude of his West London house. Maria, a struggling but determined Polish immigrant, will have none of it, and the cantankerous and xenophobic Alfred realizes that he may indeed still have a role in life.


Somewhere among the soulful lyrics of Nat King Cole and the mutual struggle of making a life in a foreign city, these flawed humans will find a path to solace from their haunting past.

Directed by Todd Thomas

March 24 - April 15, 2023
- Evening Curtain: 7:30PM
- Matinee Curtain: 2:00PM

ABOUT THE CAST

Dwight Mahabir has been wowing MCT audiences since 2017 with incredible performances in Looking Over the President’s Shoulder, Driving Miss Daisy, The Whipping Man, and last year's standout production Satchmo at the Waldorf.

Charlie Vershay, a regular on the boards at MCT, was last seen in 2022's King Lear, Exit - Pursued by a Bear, and Doubt: a Parable.

Jessica B Thiessen a newcomer to MCT's stage, is an actor and producer of theatre in Portland, including the all-woman theatre troupe, Whisper Skin Theatre Company.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Kwame Kwei-Armah is a British actor, playwright, director, and broadcaster. In 2018 he was made Artistic Director of the Young Vic, where he has directed Twelfth Night and Tree.

From 2011 to 2018 he was previously the Artistic Director of Baltimore Center Stage where he directed: Jazz, Marley, One Night in Miami, Amadeus, Dance of the Holy Ghosts, The Mountaintop; An Enemy of the People, The Whipping Man and Things of Dry Hours.

Other work as a director includes: Tree (Manchester International Festival), Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Detroit’67 (Public Theatre, New York), The Liquid Plain (Signature Theatre, New York and Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Porgy and Bess (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra) the Olivier Nominated One night in Miami for Best New Play 2016 (Donmar Warehouse) and One Love (Birmingham Repertory Theatre).

As a playwright his credits include Tree (Manchester International Festival, Young Vic), One Love (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Beneatha’s Place (Baltimore Center Stage) Elmina’s Kitchen, Fix Up, Statement of Regret (National Theatre) Let There Be Love and Seize the Day (Tricycle Theatre).

Kwame was Artistic Director for the Festival of Black arts and Culture, Senegal, in 2010. He conceived and directed the opening ceremony at Senghor National stadium. He was an Associate Director of the Donmar Warehouse and has served on the boards of the National Theatre, Tricycle Theatre, and Theatre Communications Group. Kwame was the Chancellor of the University of the Arts London from 2010 to 2015, and in 2012 was awarded an OBE for Services to Drama.

In 2012, 2013 and 2014 Kwame was named Best Director in City Paper’s Best of Baltimore Awards and in 2015 was nominated for the prestigious Stage Directors and Choreographers Zelda Fichandler Award for Best Regional Artistic Director. In 2016 he was awarded the Urban Visionary Award alongside House Representative Elijah Cummings by the Center for Urban Families for his work in the Baltimore community. In 2019 he was the Chair of the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. Kwame is a patron of Ballet Black and a visiting fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University.

TICKET PRICING
Children (12 and under) : $16.00
General Admission : $32.00
Senior (65+)/Student/Group : $26.00

RUNNING TIME

2 hours with one 15 minute intermissions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Refund/Exchange Policy: Refunds/exchanges are allowed up to 24 hours prior to booked performance. Cancellations within 24 hours and no-shows will be processed as a tax deductible donation to MCT.

Content Note: This production contains some profanity and racial slurs.

Late Seating Policy: There will be no late seating. Please plan to arrive early.
03/31/2023
Starts at 07:30 PM

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