Daniel Dunlow and Collier Cobb, students at the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in New York City, will be performing "John & Jen" at the Norris Theatre on the campus of Louisburg College for one night only, Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m.
"John & Jen" is an intimate look at the complexities of familial relationships in a changing America. A truly original musical about connections, commitments and the healing of the human heart, honoring brothers and sisters and parents and children set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, "John & Jen" is a gem of a show brimming with intelligence, wit and beautiful melodies.
This is the story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, who was killed in Vietnam, and his namesake - her son - who is trying to find his way in a confusing world.
Jen and her younger brother John are growing up in the ever-changing world of mid-century America. As the country becomes divided over the war in Vietnam, so does the family, and battle lines are drawn between the once-close siblings.
When John is killed in Vietnam, Jen is left to reconcile her memory of their fractured relationship along with his namesake, her son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world. With a cast of only two people, "John & Jen" is a tour-de-force for two actors who travel from childhood through adolescence and beyond.
The production is directed by Daniel Dunlow with music direction and accompaniment by Katie Ammann of The Music School of Roanoke Rapids and will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Norris Theatre on the campus of Louisburg College by special arrangement with Music Theatre international, New York, NY.
Admission is $10 at the door on the night of the show only; Louisburg College staff, faculty and students are admitted free. Digital or press quality cast/production photos provided upon request. Call (919) 497-3429 for more information.
Thursday, August 28, 7:30pm
Faculty and students admitted free
Walter Hurst, Director of the Norris Theatre
(919) 497-3429 | firstname.lastname@example.org