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The Trinity River Plays

Special to The Dallas Examiner | 3/6/2017, 10:51 a.m.
This spring, Soul Rep Theatre will conclude the final leg of their 10/20 Anniversary season of plays with Trinity River ...
Monique Ridge-Williams as Rose and Kimberly Nichole as Iris in RAIN, one of The Trinity River Plays. Soul Rep Theatre

Special to The Dallas Examiner

This spring, Soul Rep Theatre will conclude the final leg of their 10/20 Anniversary season of plays with Trinity River Plays, a work from celebrated actress, playwright and Dallas native Regina Taylor.

“Soul Rep is honored to finally be producing one of Ms. Taylor’s pieces,” said Guinea Bennett-Price, Soul Rep artistic director. “We have admired her writing for the last two decades and are ecstatic to kick off our three season collaboration with Taylor with this poignant drama set in Oak Cliff, where most of our own company members were born and raised. This production is close to us.”

This year’s production will include the first two plays in Taylor’s dynamic “trinity” family drama set in Oak Cliff – Jar Fly and Rain. The play, directed by Soul Rep co-founder Anyika McMillan-Herod, features a dynamic cast of Dallas actors, including Takenya Banks, J.R. Bradford, Rene Miche’al, Kimberly Nichole, Keith Price and Monique Ridge-Williams.

The performances evolve around “Iris,” a member of a matriarchal family of other flowery named women, who dreams of becoming a successful writer but is greatly impacted by the weight and pain of family secrets, disease, shame and addiction.

“The Trinity River Plays is a powerful piece about an American family,” Bennett-Price said. “It is not to be missed.”

The production will run March 23 through March 26 and March 31 through April 2 at the South Dallas Cultural Center, located at 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave. Performances will take place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at http://soulrep.org.