New City Stage Presents the Professional Premiere of ROSEBURG by Ginger Dayle

Russ Widdall at Bobby Kennedy in ROSEBURG at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (Photo: Alex Lowy)

“A fever dream of political theatre that is eerily unsettling.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

New City Stage Company is pleased to announce the of the 2015-2016 Season, the world premiere of ROSEBURG, written and directed by award-winning theatre artist Ginger Dayle. This play parallels a speech Senator Robert F. Kennedy made on gun control in Roseburg, Oregon during his 1968 presidential campaign and the tragic Umpqua community college shooting in 2015 in the same town. Hailed as “a fever dream of political theatre,” the Philadelphia Inquirer said “it’s timeliness is eerily unsettling.” Featuring television actor Russ Widdall of HBO’s The Wire as Robert F. Kennedy, who played the title role in RFK, a hit of the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.

The show runs for 5 performances July 6 – 30, 2017 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, Sprenger Theatre. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or calling 866-811-4111 .

ROSEBURG is written and directed by New City Stage Company founder and emerging American playwright Ginger Dayle. The show received a workshop production in July 2016 at the Adrienne Theatre in Philadelphia in conjunction with the Democratic National Convention. The production was sponsored by the DNC as well as Temple University’s School of Theatre, Film and Media Arts and featured an ensemble of student actors along with tv and film actor Russ Widdall in the role of Robert F. Kennedy. Ms. Dayle researched the play by examining Robert F. Kennedy’s personal papers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston and by reading the writings of and interviewing the families and friends of shoot…

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