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THE PHOENIX SOCIETY

A new play by Peter Lawson Jones
Directed by Terrence Spivey*

A Special Workshop Production
Presented with Life Exchange Center (LEC)
All proceeds benefiting LEC

May 20 — 29, 2022
Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm & Sunday at 2:30 pm

Will Coulter, a widower with a teenage daughter, comes home from the war in Afghanistan. He returns with a debilitating case of PTSD and depression as well as a drug addiction, the severity of which he denies. Can a group of men and women—who, themselves, are battling mental health and substance abuse challenges—save him?

*Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

LIFE EXCHANGE CENTER (LEC)
A Center for Hope and Recovery

LEC is a consumer-directed, certified Peer Support drop-in center with a mission to empower its members’ Recovery from mental health and chemical dependency disorders. LEC commissioned this original play, The Phoenix Society, to inspire hope to its members, their loved ones, and anyone who has begun re-birth in Recovery.

www.lifeexchangecenter.org

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Special Events

Half-Price Dress Rehearsal:
Thursday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Audience Talkbacks:
Dates & Guest Hosts TBA

Post-Show Reception

Friday, May 20

$50, includes admission to performance, souvenir, and hors’ d’oeuvres. Available via the Buy Tickets button below.

Immediately following performance at EMW Fine Dining Event Venue | 687 East 152nd Street, Cleveland, OH 44110

Tickets

$20 Adults | $15 Seniors-Students-Groups

All seats general admission with accommodations available upon request.

For group sales and other assistance, contact us at info@playwrightslocal.org or (216) 302­-8856.

All proceeds benefit Life Exchange Center (LEC)

Safety

Due to the small size of our venue, all patrons must wear masks covering both the nose and mouth while in attendance for all performances in May 2022. Masks must be surgical, KN95, or N95, and must not be bandanas, face shields, or other substitutes. Surgical masks will be provided at no cost at our box office. Note that ticket sales for this event opened during a low ebb in the Covid pandemic, and that Playwrights Local reserves the right to revise this policy in the event of another spike in cases or similar health crisis. For additional information, consult our policy at www.playwrightslocal.org/safety

Cast

Prophet Seay……….Will Coulter

Joyce Linzy……….Eliza Coulter

Logan Dior Williams……….Danielle Coulter

Luther Pete Robinson……….Hollywood

Kenny Charles……….Mack Hinson

Laprise Marie Johnson……….Vanity

Willie Walker Gibson……….Amir

Sandy Deida……….Angel

Darlene Darby Baldwin……….CiCi

With additional real-life members of LEC appearing as follows:

Lynne Exsentico……….Aiesha

Clifford Hinton……….Blackjack

Rose Sams……….Jewell

Sherrel Jones……….CiCi (Understudy)

Creative Team

Andre Brown……….Stage Manager

Laprise Marie Johnson……….Assistant Stage Manager

Marcus Dana……….Lighting Designer

Tom Hayes……….Technical Director

David Todd……….Production Manager

With additional real-life members of LEC contributing as follows:

Johnnie M. Arnold-Menefee……….Production Assistant

Claude Gooden……….Production Assistant

Recorded Music

Provided courtesy of Elizabeth Huang, violin, and Nolan James, trumpet.

Program

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Photos

Credit: Grace McC Photography. Click for complete gallery. 

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