For the next three weekends, you can see me in the musical Ragtime at Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga. I’ll be playing the role of real-life anarchist Emma Goldman. It has been an honor to take on the challenge of bringing a historical figure to life.
Ragtime tells the story of America in the early years of the 20th century. It introduces us to three groups of people: the rich white people of New Rochelle, the African Americans of Harlem, and the poor immigrants searching for a new home and new opportunities. As each group’s story unfolds, we see how three separate Americas turn into a cultural melting pot. Real historical figures and events add depth and help weave the stories together.
While the overall message of Ragtime is one of hope, it goes to some very dark places along the way. These moments call attention to the inequalities suffered by less privileged segments of the American population (specifically, immigrants and African Americans), a theme that is still very much relevant today.
Don’t miss your opportunity to see this amazing show in Chattanooga!
Performances run January 16th through February 1st
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:30 PM
$20 General Admission
Tickets can be purchased here.