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Caroline, or Change
January 8 : 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 15, 2020
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 16, 2020
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is thrilled to open its subscription season – and present its very first production in its newly renovated theater – with the Broadway musical, “Caroline, or Change.” The show, which ran on and off-Broadway as well as in London, features book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and score by Jeanine Tesori. Set in 1963 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, “Caroline, or Change” tells the compelling story of Caroline, an African-American maid, and her Jewish employers, the Gellman family. With money tight and her employers unable to give her a raise, Caroline is permitted to keep the pocket change she finds while doing laundry even as she finds it difficult to cope with the changes in her life and the burgeoning civil rights movement. The score weaves blues, gospel and traditional Jewish klezmer music with lyrics by the playwright to tell the story of a changing America in a turbulent time. It’s an intensely personal story by Tony/Pulitzer/Academy Award-winning writer Kushner (“Angels in America,” Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”). Director and choreographer is Jim Weaver. Show runs January 8 – February 16, 2020, with evening performances Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $45/adults (plus applicable ticket fees); $20/students and active duty military (ages 25 and under, with valid ID). Call the Box Office (941-366-1505) or go to westcoastblacktheatre.org.