Cygnet Theatre

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Terrell Donnell Sledge is cast as Sam.

Cygnet Theatre closes its 15th season with the World Premiere of “The Wind and The Breeze” by New York based playwright Nathan Alan Davis. This poetic, slice-of-life drama was the winner of the 2013 Lorraine Hansberry Award and part of The Bill and Judy Garrett Finish Line Commission in 2016, where it moved audiences with its humanity and humor. Cygnet’s production is directed by Rob Lutfy and runs May 16 through June 10.

Meet Sam. Sam is the legendary, undisputed, greatest emcee in Rockford, Illinois. Sam is waiting on a bridge for the Independence Day fireworks, but it is February and his closest friends need their hero. Sam is waiting on a sign, while his friends and their outsized dreams challenge him to a battle he can’t win. Sam is learning that love means letting go and that failure is in the eyes of the beholder. “The Wind and The Breeze” explores the politics of place, the unspoken expectations of friendship and what happens when we choose to stand our ground on shifting sands.

Director Rob Lutfy says, “Every word matters in a Davis play, just as every word left unspoken. The central questions he is asking with ‘The Wind and the Breeze are,’ What do you do when the world around you is changing in ways you aren’t ready for? What does being a role model mean? And what if you don’t want that responsibility? What if in order for your dream to come true all the people you love won’t be able to achieve their dreams?”

Moving the crowd as legendary emcee Sam is Terrell Donnell Sledge. His faithful group of protégées include Cortez L. Johnson, Chaz Shermil, Nadia Guevara, and Demetrius Clayton. Rounding out the cast is Monique Gaffney as the no-nonsense police officer, Ronda.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person at the box office located at 4040 Twiggs Street in Old Town San Diego, or by calling (619) 337-1525 or by visiting www.cygnettheatre.com.

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