Will Alexander returns to the Lehigh Valley theater community and Crowded Kitchen Players with his role of Emmanuel Thorogood Morris in the limited return engagement of 'A Softening of Her Eyes' at The Charles A. Brown IceHouse October 21-28, 2018.
'A Softening of Her Eyes' follows a charismatic black man--- a former pop singer, combat vet, and recovering drug addict--- who, while on trial for aggravated assault and rape, escapes from the courthouse and makes his way to a popular radio talk show in a desperate attempt to tell his side of the story before he is captured and returned to jail.
Trish Cipoletti plays former investigative reporter Leslie Grant, who now hosts a popular public radio talk show and makes the fateful decision to allow the fugitive Morris a forum on her program.
David Oswald portrays district attorney Mr. Marshall who tries the rape case against Morris.
Dan Ferry plays the public defender Mr. Davison who has been assigned the seemingly unwinnable challenge of keeping Morris from spending the rest of his life in jail.
The remainder of the ensemble cast includes Pamela Wallace and Brian Wendt who share the radio booth with Alexander and Cipoletti; trial witnesses Ryan MacNamara, Felecia White, Bruce Brown, Florence Taylor, Nancy Welsh, Brian Keller, and Carla Thew; trial judge Tom Harrison; and radio audience callers Alex Racines and Donald M. Swan, Jr.
The play is written and directed by Ara Barlieb. Alex Racines serves as Stage Manager.
'A Softening of Her Eyes' will be performed October 21, 28 at 300PM, and October 26, 27 at 800PM at Charles A. Brown IceHouse, 56 River Street, Bethlehem, Pa as part of The IceHouse Tonight performing arts series.
Tickets are $18 adults, $14 seniors, $10 students.
For tickets and information, please visit www.ckplayers.com or call (610) 395-7176 or email ckplayers @outlook.com