Ain Gordon’s “In this Place…”


Award-winning playwright, director and actor
Thurs-Sat,  March 8-10 | 8pm
$25 in advance, $30 day of show
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*Special post-performance discussion on opening night, Thursday, March 8th with Ain Gordon and Nadine Patterson with moderator Germaine Ingram.

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Written/Directed by Ain Gordon
Featuring Michelle Hurst
Video by Joan Brannon

1830: Samuel and Daphney Oldham are the first free African-Americans to build their own home in Lexington, KY. Five years later they’re gone.

Now: 3-time Obie Award-winning artist Ain Gordon imagines the full story behind these bare facts from Daphney’s perspective.

This is the first installment of the Painted Bride’s two-year project examining place.

The second installment brings Ain Gordon into a new collaboration with award-winning Philadelphia filmmaker Nadine Patterson.

From Patterson “This project offers a chance to explore contemporary life within an historical context. Philadelphia is full of personal his/herstories centered in places where events of the past ripple out into the present and future.” From Gordon: “We are in search of Philadelphia’s disappearing history and the forgotten individuals who reside there.”

Look for this project’s premiere at the Painted Bride, Spring 2013.

This two-year project has been supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage though the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative.

In This Place… was originally a collaboration with LexArts made possible, in part, with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Multi Arts Production Fund (MAP) and produced by Pick Up Performance Co(s)

In this Place…has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts through the Philadelphia Theater Initiative and produced by the Pick Up PerformanceCo(s) in collaboration with LexArts with initial funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MAP FUND.

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