2 WOLVES AND A LAMB PRESTON LANE’S ORIGINAL PLAY FRAMING THE POLITICS IN HAWBORO, NC RUNS FEBRUARY 2-23, 2020
(Greensboro, NC) – Triad Stage’s World Premiere play, 2 Wolves and a Lamb, borrows its title from a popular Benjamin Franklin quote, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”
TOP PHOTO – Mac McGill and Carroll Michael Johnson. Photo by VanderVeen Photographers.
This original comedy is the 8th play in Preston Lane’s “The Hawboro Project”, where all plays are set in the fictional North Carolina town of Hawboro. All Hawboro Project plays examine elements of Southern community. This production, in addition, touches on issues of race, class, immigration, and voter suppression.
As audiences revisit Hawboro in 2 Wolves and a Lamb, it’s election time. Patrons will follow the campaigns of the town’s current mayor Felton Links, and his challenger, Mary Rose Crenshaw. In this interactive story, the Town of Hawboro will examine the checks and balances of democracy, and audience members will be invited to a variety of interactive experiences including becoming honorary citizens of Hawboro and voting for the candidate of their choice. Each performance will adjust the ending of the play based on that particular audience’s majority vote. 2 Wolves and a Lamb runs Feb. 2 -Feb. 23. Opening night is Fri-, Feb. 7.
Artistic Director Preston Lane says, “…all of us at Triad Stage are trying to create an ongoing dialogue on issues facing the Piedmont Triad. These handmade experiences are crafted especially for you.” Our favorite Hawborians, played by Triad Stage veterans, will return with new friends in this World Premiere of 2 Wolves and a Lamb.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
The creative team includes: director Preston Lane, scenic and projections designer Nicholas Hussong, costume designer Erin Reed, lighting designer Oliver Wason, and sound designer G. Clausen. The sound supervisor is Taylor Dankovich, stage manager Terence Orleans Alexander, and assistant stage managers Kathryn Whilden and Emma Montgomerie.
2 WOLVES AND A LAMB CAST
The cast features familiar faces to Triad Stage including Elizabeth Flax (Triad Stage’s A Christmas Carol and Common Enemy),Carroll Michael Johnson (Triad Stage’s Actions and Objectives, Common Enemy), Cinny Strickland (Triad Stage’s A Christmas Carol, Steel Magnolias, Common Enemy, Actions and Objectives), as well as Triad Stage newcomer, Alfredo de Quesada (Orange is the New Black, American Globe Theater’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), who’s character, Nestor Borajas, is one of the newest residents of Hawboro. Triad Stage continues its partnership with UNCG’s School of Theatre and provides MFA Thesis Production credits in this play for: Tameka Bennett (UNCG’s All My Sons, Shakespeare in Love), Aaron Botts (Unto These Hills, UNCG’s The Normal Heart), Jessica Hudson (ManBites Dog Theater’s The Moors, Little Green Pig’s Emotions of Normal People), Mac McGill (Uprising Theatre’s As You Like It, UNC Pembroke’s Waiting for Godot), Kezia Moore (UNCG’s Proud to Present…, Pippin), and UNCG undergraduate Acting Students Kelvin Jones Fernandez (UNCG’s Okay) and Elsa Wansink (McGregor Hall’s Hairspray, UNCG’s The Witches).
More information on the production can be found online at https://triadstage.org/performance/310/2-wolves-and-a-lamb
PERFORMANCE AND SPECIAL EVENT INFORMATION
All performances are at Triad Stage in the Pyrle Theater, located at 232 South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina (between Market and Washington Streets). Show times for 2 Wolves and a Lamb are 7:30 pm Sunday through Thursday, 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Select Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm. There are no matinee performances during previews.
Opening Night is Fri., Feb. 7 at 8 pm. Our Pay-What-You-Can performance will be Tues., Feb. 11 and Wed., Feb. 12 at 7:30 pm.
Technically Talking, a behind-the-scenes discussion with members of the design team is Tuesday, February 4, immediately following the 7:30pm preview performance.
The Insight Series features The Hawboro Project Dramaturg, Dr. Christine Woodworth, who will be discussing the world of the play on Sunday, February 9, immediately following the 2:00pm matinee performance.
Pretext hosted by Triad Stage Learning Director Dani Keil, is designed to offer background information and context for this production. It will be held Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm in the Upstage Cabaret before the 7:30 performance. Wine Tasting will be held Friday, February 14 at 7:00 pm before the 7:30 show.
Spirited Discussion, a lively, open talk with the cast, will be held on Thursday, February 13 in the Upstage Cabaret immediately after to the 7:30pm performance. Mark Weddle, Greensboro’s celebrity bartender and operations manager of Sutler’s Spirits, features his specialty craft cocktails themed within the world of the play, during Spirited Discussion and every performance of 2 Wolves and a Lamb.
ABOUT TRIAD STAGE
Triad Stage is a professional not-for-profit regional theater company based in downtown Greensboro. All Triad Stage productions are created in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina using the best of local and national talent. Triad Stage gratefully acknowledges the support of its Season Sponsors: Blue Zoom, the North Carolina Arts Council, ArtsGreensboro and Quaintance Weaver.
Single tickets are currently on sale for all plays in the 19th Season. For more information about the season, please visit www.triadstage.org. The next productions will be Pride & Prejudice running from March 22 – April 12, 2020 and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill running May 3 – May 24, 2020 at The Pyrle Theater in downtown Greensboro,.
All Triad Stage productions feature the bold acting and breathtaking design that have been nationally recognized by The Wall Street Journal and by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, which named Triad Stage one of the top ten most promising theaters in the country as a recipient of the 2010 National Theatre Company Grant. Triad Stage has also earned accolades including “Best North Carolina Production of 2010” for The Glass Menagerie by Triangle Arts & Entertainment magazine; “One of the Best Regional Theatres in America”, New York’s Drama League; “Best Live Theater” (thirteen years running), Go Triad/News & Record; and “Professional Theater of the Year” (2003, 2011), North Carolina Theatre Conference.
To purchase tickets or for performance information on 2 Wolves and a Lamb call the Triad Stage Box Office at 336.272.0160 or visit www.triadstage.org.