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Antaeus Archive:

2014 Season

Wedding Band: A Love/Hate Story in Black & White

October 9 – December 7, 2014

Written by: Alice Childress
Directed by: Gregg T. Daniel

Set in the South against the backdrop of World War I, a black woman and white man celebrate ten years together: a relationship that expressly violates America’s “miscegenation” laws. As they struggle to live a normal life amidst fear of discovery and of being fined, imprisoned, or lynched, the limits of love, tolerance, and humanity are tested in this unflinching work.


Recommended for Ages 16+


JULIA AUGUSTINE: Veralyn Jones*, Karole Foreman*
TEETA: Mma-Syrai Alek, Oliva Sparks
MATTIE: Nadege August*, Cheryl Francis Harrington*
LULA GREEN: Peggy Ann Blow*, Saundra McClain*
FRANNY JOHNSON: Karen Malina White*, Karen Bankhead
NELSON GREEN: Amad Jackson*, Jason Turner
BELL MAN: Buck Zachary, Brian Abraham*
PRINCESS: Jasmine Saint-Clair, Ranya Jaber
HERMAN: John Prosky*, Leo Marks*
ANNABELLE: Belen Greene*, Karianne Flaathen*
HERMAN’S MOTHER: Lynn Milgrim*, Anne Gee Byrd*

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Lighting Designer: Michael Gend
Scenic Designer: François-Pierre Couture
Costume Designer: A. Jeffery Schoenberg
Production Manager & Properties Designer: Adam Meyer
Sound Designer: Jeff Gardner
Production Stage Manager: Kristin Weber
Assistant Director: Rachel Berney Needleman
Assistant Stage Manager: Emily Lehrer
Hairstylist: Rhonda O’Neal
Dance Choreographer: Ameenah Kaplan
Fight Choreographer: Bo Foxworth
Dramaturg: Amandla Jahava
Dialect Coach: Andrea Odinov Fuller
Technical Director: R. Scott Thompson

“A remarkable production…” – Bitter Lemons

“The acting was fabulous…” – LA Splash

“…nuanced production…” – LA Weekly


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