MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Gino Dilorio’s “CRIB” is performed by Playhouse on the Square, Memphis’ only resident professional theatre company, 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays July 13-July 29 at TheatreWorks.
Playhouse on the Square presents the world premier winner of the 2016 NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition. This is the final installation of the POTS@TheWorks series for the 2017-2018 Season.
Tracy is an African-American professor in the midst of a tenure fight. Rajon is a star basketball player, negotiating the challenges of freshman year and his court prowess. When Rajon is accused of plagiarism and faced with expulsion, Coach Pari comes to his rescue, reminding Tracy that the school is run on athletic money, not on anything she hopes to achieve in the classroom.
Lisa Williams makes her return to the Memphis Theatre stage as Tracy. Roman Kyle stars as Rajon. John Maness and Kim Sanders round out the cast. Jaclyn Suffel is director of this new work written by Gino Dilorio, the Theatre Program Director at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Dilorio’s plays have been performed in theatres around the U.S. including the New Jersey Rep, Arclight Theatre, Urban Stages, and the Virginia Stage Company. He has won a number of awards for his writing including the E. Desmond Lee Playwriting Prize for “Reparation” and the Julie Harris Award for “Darwin at Down.” He also received the BBC International Playwriting Prize for his work “Dead Ringer.” Dilorio is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
The NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition provides an outlet for new playwrights to showcase their work and have a chance to see their play produced on a professional level. Two works are chosen annually to receive a cash prize and fully mounted productions.
For tickets, call the Box Office at 901-726-4656 or visit www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Group rates are also available.
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Playhouse on the Square Director of Community Relations