By Tracey Scott Wilson
RLT's production was performed in the Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre on September 9-25, 2005.
Photos by David Watts.
African-American playwright Tracey Scott Wilson's award-winning tale of journalistic ambition is a fast-paced tale of media integrity, race relations and newsroom politics. A white inner-city school teacher has been murdered. Yvonne, a young African-American reporter just hired by The Daily, is anxious to rise in the ranks at the paper. After a white man's murder on the "wrong" side of town, she stumbles upon what appears to be a lead that will solve the case and boost her career. When her credentials come under scrutiny, the plot takes a ripped-from-the-headlines turn, blurring fact and fiction, morality and ambition.
The cast was:
- Yvonne: Chaunesti N. Lyon
- Pat: Jackie Marriott
- Latisha: Stacie Alston
- Neil: George Hill
- Jeff/Tim: Scott Nagel
- Jessica: Izzy Burger
- Detective/Ensemble: Lauren Reese
- Reporter/Ensemble: Starr Kilgore
- Assistant/Ensemble: Courtney Hooks
Standing in for Courtney Hooks during the first week of performances was Donnis Collins.