Caroline, or Change book and lyrics by Tony Kushner by Jeanine Resori and directed by Marcela Lorca
Set against the backdrop of Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1963, this award-winning musical centers on Caroline Thibodeaux (Greta Oglesby), an African American maid, and Noah Gellman (Noah Coon and Ryan Poehler), the son of the Jewish family for whom she works. The nation is reeling from the burgeoning Civil Rights movement, Kennedy's assassination and the war in Vietnam, just as the Gellman family attempts to redefine itself after the death of Noah's mother and his father's remarriage.
To teach him the value of money, Noah's stepmother tells Caroline to take the change she finds in Noah's pockets at laundry time. When he leaves a twenty-dollar bill, Caroline faces a decision between maintaining her relationship with Noah and using the money to help her own children. Featuring a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (Broadway: Shrek The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie), this musical blends blues, gospel, klezmer and traditional Jewish melodies to create a breathtaking medium for Kushner's provocative and personal story.
Caroline, or Change is the first of three productions presented as part of the Guthrie's Kushner Celebration.
March 24, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
June 21, 2009 at 7 p.m.
Single tickets priced at $29 - $65
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Tickets may be purchased online at www.guthrietheater.org.
Photo credit: Michal Daniel
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