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Brittany Bellizeare, Brian D. Coats, Crystal A. Dickinson, Jason Dirden, Charlie Hudson III, Kevin Mambo and Christina Acosta Robinson in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Two River Theater

Two River Theater (Artistic Director John Dias, Managing Director Michael Hurst) presents August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, directed by Brandon J. Dirden. The press opening is Friday, September 18 at 8pm and performances will continue through Sunday, October 4 in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ.  Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org.

Jason Dirden (Canewell), Charlie Hudson III (Red Carter), and Kevin Mambo (Floyd Barton) in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Two River Theater. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Jason Dirden (Canewell), Charlie Hudson III (Red Carter), and Kevin Mambo (Floyd Barton) in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Two River Theater. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Featured in the cast are Brittany Bellizeare (Ruby), Brian D. Coats (Hedley), Crystal A. Dickinson (Louise), Jason Dirden (Canewell), Charlie Hudson III (Red Carter), Kevin Mambo (Floyd Barton), and Christina Acosta Robinson (Vera).

The full company of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Two River Theater. From left: Charlie Hudson III (Red Carter), Brittany Bellizeare (Ruby), Crystal A. Dickinson (Louise), Jason Dirden (Canewell), Kevin Mambo (Floyd Barton), Christina Acosta Robinson(Vera), and Brian D. Coats (Hedley) in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Two River Theater. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

The full company of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Two River Theater. From left: Charlie Hudson III (Red Carter), Brittany Bellizeare (Ruby), Crystal A. Dickinson (Louise), Jason Dirden (Canewell), Kevin Mambo (Floyd Barton), Christina Acosta Robinson(Vera), and Brian D. Coats (Hedley) in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Two River Theater. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

The creative team includes scenic designer Michael Carnahan, costume designer Karen Perry, lighting designer Driscoll Otto, and sound designer David Margolin Lawson. Original music is by Jason Moran. The fight direction is by Unkle Dave’s Fight-House, the casting is by Heidi Griffiths & Kate Murray, and the production stage manager is Laura Wilson.

Christina Acosta Robinson (Vera) and Crystal A. Dickinson (Louise) in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Two River Theater. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Christina Acosta Robinson (Vera) and Crystal A. Dickinson (Louise) in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Two River Theater. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

In the costume shop with Karen Perry.

Lia Chang

Lia Chang

Lia Chang is an award-winning filmmaker, a Best Actress nominee, a photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in FebOne1960.com Blog, Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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