Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes

June 3 – June 26 2022

Written by Terry Guest and directed by Brandon Rashad Butts.

“Life-altering events like the international uprising for Black lives, the pandemic, the assault on our capitol, etc have made the questions raised by this piece all the more necessary. What happens when Black people grow tired of sitting down and turning the other cheek? Do we scream? Pray? Should we be peaceful? Should we riot? Can the tools used in the past possibly work for the future or do we need to write a new script? Using a company of Black storytellers and the backdrop of the French Revolution, I hope to explore these questions in a way that is as messy and complicated as public execution. Wanna join the riot?” Terry Guest

Season 14 closes with Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes by Terry Guest, running June 3 – June 26, 2022. Liberté, égalité, fraternité, ou la mort! (Liberty, equality, fraternity, or death!), echoes the rallying cry of activists fighting through militant resistance, peaceful protest, and collaborative action to overthrow oppressive governments and corrupt, inequitable systems. Set against the opulent background of 18th century Versailles and the French revolution, Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes delves deep into the history of race and revolution in America. This high-fashion, club-swirling, time-jumping theatre extravaganza asks what is needed to keep the revolution alive for centuries to come.  

LET THEM EAT CAKE – A REVOLUTION BALL

June 3 2022

Please join Single Carrot Theatre for an extravagant return to in-person revelry with The Let Them Eat Cake Gala: A Revolution Ball. Help us celebrate the opening night of our world premiere of Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes by Terry Guest on June 3.  As the first theatrical production at the Peale after their historic renovation, this evening promises to be a jubilant celebration of extravagant self-expression. Shape your own evening with ticket levels starting at $30 for a pre-show cocktail hour through to a decadent experience that includes the pre-show cocktail hour, a performance ticket, and the post-show Ball. Get ready for local legend DJ Kaotic spinning, a secret Season 15 teaser, a thrilling silent auction, and lots of…. you guessed it…. Cake.

Creative Team

Director………………………Brandon Rashad Butts

Movement Director………………….Jasmine Coles

Stage Manager……………………………….Cyd Cohn

Assistant Stage Manager………….Hannah Fogler

Set & Props Designer……………Bernard Johnson

Lighting Designer……………………Cheryl Williams

Costume Designer………………………..Hannah Brill

Wig Designer…………………………………..Cheri Felix

DJ/Composer……………………………..Kotic Couture

Sound Designer……………………………………..Heiko

Cast

Tina Canady

Dominic Gladden

Megan Livingston

Barbara Hauck

Jacob Budenz

Torreke Evans 

Elvis Karegeya