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EMU Theatre: Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea   

IN-PERSON Pre-Play Class: Friday, February 9, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the Vineyard Church
IN-PERSON LIVE Performance: Sunday, February 18, 2:00 p.m., Legacy Theatre, EMU Campus

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Theatre: Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea
Written by Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by Wallace Bridges

Pre-Play Class Presenter: Wallace Bridges

Members $22; Nonmembers $27

Includes one ticket to the performance.

Emeritus Faculty: Members $10; Nonmembers $15
Includes two tickets to the performance.
Please contact the Elderwise office to purchase these discounted Emeritus Faculty tickets. 

Extra Tickets are $12 each.
Please contact the Elderwise office to purchase extra tickets. This cannot be done online.


Parking fees are $5.35 per vehicle at the Ford Lot, credit card only as you enter,
and $2.00 per hour at the Alexander Guest Lot, credit card only as you exit.

Nathan Alan Davis’s Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea tells the story of Dontrell Jones the Third, a recent high school graduate and budding young poet. Dontrell embarks on a journey to the ocean to meet his ancestors who were captured Africans during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. His journey moves between the realism of his home life and family’s concerns for his safety, to the spectacle of his journey. The play explores themes of history, redemption, and the lengths we must go to correct past wrongs. The EMU Theatre production will include Yoruba dance, drumming, and references to the orisha, Yemaya. Wallace Bridges has been teaching theatre arts and directing plays at Eastern Michigan University for more than three decades. He won a Fulbright U. S. Scholar Award to teach theatre courses and to direct Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun at the University of Ghana in Accra. Bridges originated the role of Johnny in Paul Stroili’s world premiere of A Jukebox for the Algonquin at the Purple Rose Theatre Company. He holds memberships with the Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.



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