2018 acting graduate, Régine Danaé, will be performing as Jimmy in the South Bay Musical Theatre's (SBMT) production of Rachel, by Angelina Grimke on January 29th and 30th. Régine will also be performing in the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance's spring production of Sonnets for an Old Century, opening April 8th.
SBMT is proud to announce the cast of RACHEL, to be performed January 29-30 as part of our eStudio Readers' Theatre series. For free tickets, go to ci.ovationtix.com/35458/
Written in 1916, RACHEL is the story of a Black family’s insistence of dignity, intellect, and survival. Terrorized by the racism of their former Southern community, matriarch Mrs. Loving moves her two children to the North in hopes of leaving the past behind. But when her daughter, an effervescent Rachel, brings home a young boy named Jimmy, Mrs. Loving is forced to reveal the truth that will shatter Rachel’s rose-colored dreams of motherhood.
Author Angelina Weld Grimke expertly documented a positive relationship of a mother and her children, and their journey to prosper as a Black community in the face of bigotry and hate in the early 1900s. Credited for being one of the early contributors of the Harlem Renaissance, Grimke’s RACHEL is an eloquently spun tale of Blackness that is all too relevant in today's culture and society.