Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s Ensemble Company Presents 
“The Rimers of Eldritch”


Children’s Theatre’s Ensemble Company, made up of talented local high school actors, will present “The Rimers of Eldritch” April 13-15, 2006, in the Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn.  This fascinating early work by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson explores the hypocrisy and viciousness lurking beneath the false morality of a small mid-western town.  

“The Rimers of Eldritch” centers around a murder trial.  As the town’s inhabitants react to the events throwing their world into confusion, they reveal important truths about their lives and move the story toward its chilling conclusion.  Written during the intense cultural change of the 1960s, “Rimers” teaches important lessons about intolerance and blind conformity that still resonate powerfully today.  

“Lanford Wilson has a beautiful way of exposing the afflictions of the human heart,” comments director Mark Sutton.  “His writing is so like music, his characters so fully formed that as a playwright he is an actor and director’s dream.  By shifting forward and backwards in time, and through juxtaposition of moralism and human nature, he reveals the truth.”  

Given the mature subject matter, this production is recommended for ages 13 and up.  

Performance times are:  

Thursday, April 13, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

Friday, April 14, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 15, 2006 @ 7:30 pm  

Performances will be in the Wachovia Playhouse at ImaginOn.   All tickets are $10.00. For tickets or more information call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at 704-973-2828 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Friday).  

About the Ensemble Company

The Ensemble Company provides pre-professional training to high school actors who possess evident theatrical talent, and a strong commitment to theatre work. Many of these young people will go on to pursue acting training in their careers and through competitive college programs.  

Selected through auditions, the students receive school credit as part of our partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. There is no cost to the student for this program. Meeting for three-hour classes every Saturday and Sunday throughout the school year, the Company studies voice, movement, characterization, script analysis, improvisation and production. The company produces two plays each season, with choices as diverse as our students and directors.  

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is supported by the Arts and Science Council, ArtsTeach, and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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