Actually

by Anna Ziegler

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Two Princeton students— a white Jewish girl and an African American guy— must recount their intimate evening together to a university panel charged with assessing whether sexual assault took place. This riveting play explores perception and reality concerning consent and social norms today. MJTC welcomes back Miriam Schwartz (Natasha and the Coat, Church & State, Dai [Enough], Bad Jews, Becoming Dr. Ruth, Handle with Care) and JuCoby Johnson (The Whipping Man) for this edgy new work by the playwright of Photograph 51. Run time: approximately 95 minutes. Want to read reviews? Visit our Critical Acclaim page.

 
Powerful... chilling... a high level of dramatic achievement
— Talkin' Broadway
 

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hits you in the stomach, the heart, and the head multiple times... beautiful, complicated, and honest
— TC Jewfolk
 

Meet the Artists

The Cast

Jucoby johnson

Jucoby johnson

JuCoby Johnson (Tom) returns to MJTC after previously performing in The Whipping Man. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program, and most recently performed in Noises Off at the Guthrie Theater. In addition, JuCoby has performed at several theaters in the Twin Cities including Theater Latte Da, Jungle Theater, Ten Thousand Things Theater, Theater Mu, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, History Theatre, and Underdog Theatre. He can next be seen in the world premiere of To Let Go and Fall by Harrison David Rivers at Theater Latte Da. His own play, How It's Gon Be, will have its world premiere presented by Underdog Theatre in May 2019, directed by H. Adam Harris. 

Miriam Schwartz

Miriam Schwartz

Miriam Schwartz (Amber) is a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. She is thrilled to be marking her eighth production with MJTC. Previously she played Natasha in Natasha and the Coat; in the one-woman piece DAI (Enough); Alex in Church and State; Daphna in Bad Jews; Dr. Ruth in Becoming Dr. Ruth; Jessica in Jericho; and Ayelet in Handle With Care. Other recent theater credits include the Guthrie Theater, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, 7th House Theater, Workhaus Collective, and Theatre Forever. 

Production Artists

Harry Waters, JR., Director

Harry Waters, JR., Director

Michael Hoover, Scenic Designer

Michael Hoover, Scenic Designer

Lisa Conley, Costume Designer

Lisa Conley, Costume Designer

Mike Wangen, Lighting Designer

Mike Wangen, Lighting Designer

C Andrew Mayer Sound designer

C Andrew Mayer Sound designer

Anna Ziegler, Playwright

Anna Ziegler, Playwright


Individual Producers

Jim & Nancy Proman, Ann Wynia, Larry & Honey Zelle

Producer’s Circle

Janie Finn

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board
and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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