Theatre of Charlotte’s Ensemble Company Presents
“The Rimers of Eldritch”
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.
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.
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.”
the mature subject matter, this production is recommended for ages 13 and up.
April 13, 2006 @ 7:30 pm
April 14, 2006 @ 7:30 pm
April 15, 2006 @ 7:30 pm
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).
the Ensemble Company
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.
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.
Theatre of Charlotte is supported by the Arts and Science Council, ArtsTeach,
Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of
and the National Endowment for the Arts.