LOVE, TIME AND STARTING OVER AT THE HEART OF NOW AND THEN
The Human Race Theatre Company, Dayton’s premier professional theatre company, is excited to begin its new season with the romantic comedy/drama Now and Then by Sean Grennan. It will be available exclusively on the streaming platform Broadway On Demand starting April 28, 2021 – the 35th birthday of The Human Race.
“Our timing of this first production marks both our commitment to keeping our artists safe while also celebrating our 35 years as Dayton’s professional theatre company,” states Human Race Artistic Director and Founding Member, Kevin Moore. “Unlike previous ‘pandemic projects,’ this production is fully staged on location and filmed, another first for us. This allows us to share our work with our audience while keeping everyone safe until we can return to in-person performances at the Loft Theatre.”
The play takes us to a neighborhood bar in 1981 where Jamie is closing up when a last-minute customer enters and offers Jamie and his girlfriend Abby $2,000 to sit and have a drink with him. Who wouldn’t take it? But the unusual conversation, and the appearance of a second customer, makes the unbelievable begin to look like it just might be true.
Director Marya Spring Cordes has assembled an amazing quartet of actors. Playing the couple Jamie and Abby are real-life married couple, Justin McCombs and Maggie Lou Rader. And as the unexpected customers are Human Race Resident Actor and Founding Member Scott Stoney, and local actress Libby Holley Scancarello.
The fifth character in the play is the bar, and we are grateful to Mudlick Tap House for providing the location for our production. Our Director of Photography, Editor and head of film production is Shaunn Baker of WorldStage Media. Our Production Stage Manager is Jacquelyn Duncan. Costume by Janet G. Powell; Scenic Elements and Props by Alexander Capeneka; Lighting by John Rensel; Sound by Jay Brunner.
Now and Then will be available on the Broadway on Demand platform from April 28 – May 9, 2021. Current subscribers will receive an email with their personal link to watch the show. Single tickets will be available April 1 (no fooling) at Broadway on Demand by using this link: https://livestream.broadwayondemand.com/human-race/
In May of 2020, The Human Race Theatre Company responded to the tragic dramas taking place on our streets and stood in support of Black Lives Matter. Today, Asians and Asian-Americans are being targeted through misinformation and disinformation. Random acts of violence are happening across our country. Today, we mourn with the families of the shooting victims in Atlanta and we denounce the racism that fosters this kind of hate. Today, we stand in solidarity with Asian-Americans and we condemn the hate crimes against them.
March 19, 2021
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+Resident Artist of The Human Race Theatre Company.