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Rapid Lemon Productions presents “Rachel”
September 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
RACHEL by Angelina Weld Grimké – a world premiere adaptation by Aladrian C. Wetzel
One of the forebears of the Harlem Renaissance, Angelina Weld Grimké wrote “Rachel” in 1916 as a defiant reply to the recent release of DW Griffith’s film “Birth of a Nation”. Originally titled “Blessed are the Barren”, the play centers on an African American woman who rejects marriage and motherhood. It was first produced in Washington, DC by the NAACP, and published in 1920.
Baltimore playwright Aladrian C. Wetzel’s new adaptation is her second commissioned play for Rapid Lemon Productions, after 2019’s acclaimed “Thank You, Dad”.
“Rachel” is a scalding view of racism, personal loss, and the high price of truth.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COVID:
All performances will be live, and available both online and in person at Motor House, 120 W. North Avenue Baltimore. In-person attendance will follow strict COVID safety protocols, including the August 9th reinstatement of Baltimore City’s indoor mask mandate. Cast, crew, staff, and all audience members will be masked at all times, with the exception that performers will remove their masks while on stage.
For the safety of our artists and audiences, additional measures have been taken:
* The number of in-person attendees will be limited so as not to exceed 25% of venue occupancy (including cast, crew, and staff).
* Temperature checks will be conducted, and audience members’ information logged for contact tracing purposes.
* All performers have been fully vaccinated prior to the start of rehearsals.