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The Darker Face Of The Earth

Author: Rita Dove

Productions

Ashland, Oregon
First performance: 27th July 1996
Director: Ridcardo Khan.

Crossroads Theatre, New Brunswick, New Jersey
First performance: 11th October 1997

Kennedy Center, Washington DC
First performance: 5th November 1997

National (Cottesloe) Theatre
First performance: 5th August 1999
Director: James Kerr. Designer: Tim Hatley. NT Ensemble 99 production.

CharacterPlayed By
PhebeTanya Moodie
PsycheJax Williams
AlexanderOscar James
ScyllaSara Powell
Amalia Jennings LafargeSaskia Reeves
DoctorJohn Nolan
Louis Lafarge, Amalia's husbandPhillip Joseph
Ticey, a house slaveMiquel Brown
NarratorVernon Douglas
ScipioChu Omambala
Diana, a young girlRoxanne Ricketts
Diana, a young girlShaleen Robinson
Jones, an overseerSam Douglas
Augustus Newcastle, a mulattoPeter de Jersey
Hector, an AfricanCyril I Nri
LeaderAndrew French
Benjamin Skeen/Banjo-playerGilz Terera
Henry BlakeMark Springer
Other slaves and conspiratorsClaudia Cadette
Other slaves and conspiratorsAndrew French
Other slaves and conspiratorsDiveen Henry
Other slaves and conspiratorsMark Springer
Other slaves and conspiratorsGilz Terera
Other slaves and conspiratorsMichael Wildman