The Clarence Brown Theatre production of David Hare’s drama, "The Secret Rapture," continues through Sunday, Oct. 26 in the CBT Lab Theatre.
Orginally written in 1988, "The Secret Rapture" is Hare’s meditation on England near the end of Margaret Thatcher’s decade in office. However, the drama is less about politics than the relationships between the characters.
When the family patriarch dies, daughter Isobel is pressured by her sister to hire their alcoholic stepmother to work in her design firm. As the firm and family disintegrate, the play addresses questions of integrity, ties to family, and the pursuit of wealth.
Director Calvin MacLean is in his third year as head of the department of theatre and artistic director of the Clarence Brown Theatre Company.
The cast for the production includes: Cycerli Ash, Matthew Bassett, Katie Alley, Amy Matthews, Jessica Ripton and Jonathan Visser.
Designing the production are Amy Xiques for the costumes, Joe Court for the sound, Mary Pingree for the scenery and Jenn Trippe for the lights. Derek Waffel is stage manager.
Lexus of Knoxville is the main sponsor for this production.
Tickets for "The Secret Rapture" are $3 for UT students and $10 for the general public. For more info call 974-5161 or visit the CBT Web site.