Things of Dry Hours

Written by Naomi Wallace
Directed by Sarah May

April 22, 2010 - May 08, 2010

7:30pm and 3:00pm, Storefront Studio


CPT is proud to present the Ohio and Regional premiere of "Things of Dry Hours", onstage in the Storefront Studio from April 22 - May 8 (Paid Previews on April 22 and 23; Opening Night, Saturday, April 24). Straight from New York Theatre Workshop, "Things of Dry Hours" by MacArthur Genius Naomi Wallace focuses on Tice, an African-American member of the Communist Party during the Great Depression, his daughter Cali, and Corbin, a white fugitive who hides in their house. Tice strives to convert Corbin, Corbin tries to seduce Cali, and Cali tests them both in this edge-of-your-seat drama. (Brief Male Nudity.) REGIONAL AND OHIO PREMIERE.

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Curtis L. Young - Set and Lighting Design
Melanie Boeman - Costume Design
Richard B. Ingraham - Sound Design

Featuring Andrea Belser, Larry Arrington Bey, Curtis L. Young



“One of the most bracing and provocative pieces of theater you’re likely to see onstage this year, offering the smelling salts of sexual gamesmanship, nudity and blood. And, despite its way-back-then setting, it is as fresh and timely as the George Clooney tragicomedy Up In the Air. Sarah May’s direction is nimble, and the music used to evoke the period and bridge scenes is standout.”
Andrea Simakis, Plain Dealer

“Sarah May’s keen direction brings the humor to the fore, keeps the many scenes humming, and sets the actors in constant motion and engagement with each other. Curtis L. Young is riveting as the furtively restless Corbin, whose motives are never what they first appear to be. The excellent Andrea Belser is the hardened, cynical Cali, drawn to Corbin with desire and dread.Larry Arrington-Bey credibly inhabits the idealistic Tice, who believes that people can change and that he can make the directionless Corbin a better person.”
Fran Heller, Cleveland Jewish News

Corbin (Curtis L. Young) tries to seduce Cali (Andrea Belser) in Things of Dry Hours (Photo: Steve Wagner)          Andrea Belser and Curtis L. Young in Things of Dry Hours at CPT (Photo: Steve Wagner)          Larry Arrington-Bey as Tice in Things of Dry Hours (Photo: Steve Wagner)

Andrea Belser, Curtis L. Young and Larry Arrington-Bey (Photo: Steve Wagner)                                                                             Andrea Belser as Cali in Things of Dry Hours (Photo: Steve Wagner)

Larry Arrington-Bey as Tice and Curtis L. Young as Corbin (Photo: Steve Wagner)          Andrea Belser and Curtis L. Young (Photo: Steve Wagner)          CPT presents the Regional Premiere of Things of Dry Hours (Photo: Steve Wagner)