Ascension

Author: Cynthia G. Robinson

Ascension

Description: Two slaves' impending marriage is haunted by the woman's sexual relationship with the master of the plantation.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2005
Date Added: 3/9/2014
Content Advisory: Rape, abortion, mild violence
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
2 Females, 2 Males

NOTE: Ascension is fully protected by copyright law and is subject to royalty. All inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or use of this play in any form should be addressed to Rochelle at rd@indietheaternow.com.

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Civil Rights · Drama · Historical · Rape · Romance · Sex · Single Set · Small Cast Size · Social Issues · Tearjerker · True Stories

This play is in the following collections: FringeNYC 2008

Original Production Information

Ascension has its world premiere 2005 in The 5th African American Theatre Festival, Boston, Massachusetts, produced by Our Place Theatre Project, Inc. (Jacqui Parker, Artistic Director) staged in The Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts with the following cast and crew:

Ruth: Jacqui Parker
Jacob: David Curtis
Mathilda: Linda Starks
Carlisle: Jeff Gill

Director Robbie McCauley

Set Designer: James P. Byrne
Lighting Designer: Jonathan Bonner
Sound Designer: Frank A. Shefton
Costume Designer: Anita Hamilton
Assistant Costume Designers: Michelle Eunis, Talaya Freeman
Choreographer: Jackie Davis
Production Manager: Valencia Hughes-Imani
Stage Manager: Ireta Joseph
Assistant Stage Manager: Talaya Freeman, Shauday Johnson-Jones
Photographer: Renford Lee

Ascension was produced 2008 at the New York International Fringe Festival with the following cast and crew:

Ruth: Annie Lee Moffett
Jacob: Cezar Williams
Mathild: Richarda Abrams
Carlisle: Greg Homison

Director: Petronia Paley
Set Design: Pavlo Bosy
Lighting Design: Cletus Karamon
Sound Design: Gilbert Glenn Brown
Stage Managers: Sirlouis Jones and Mutiyat Ade-Salu

ASCENSION was performed at the 2009 National Black Theatre Festival, The Catawba Theatre, University of North Carolina with the following cast and credits:

Ruth: Annie Lee Moffett
Jacob: Cezar Williams
Mathilda: Richarda Abrams
Carlisle: Damien Langan

Director: Petronia Paley
Set Design: Pavlo Bosyy
Lighting Design: Cletus Karamon
Sound Design: Gilbert Glenn Brown
Stage Manager: Normal Small