"Crazy Man" photos
Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio, presents the world premiere of "Crazy Man," a new play by Micheal Oatman.

Presented with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and sponsored by Margaret J. Dietz, see it live on stage from Jan. 14 to 24, 2015.

ABOUT THE PLAY

A new play commissioned by Weathervane Playhouse, "Crazy Man" is an urban fable that examines the tenuous racial bonds that both bind and divide the United States.

Set in a so-called “post-racial” America, "Crazy Man" depicts the incredible journey of John, an upper-middle-class black professional accused of beating a white bicycle messenger to death.

Into this stew of race and class is added a neighborhood pest in the form of a mentally ill homeless man, who is despised by John for his mere existence. In "Crazy Man," audiences will witness what makes one man erupt.

► Warning: Due to strong, adult language and mature themes, the play is not suitable for children.

For more information, visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/crazy-man-2015-01-14

THE CAST

TYSON SEBREE
John

DANEA RHODES
Regina

JASEN J. SMITH
Peter

NICOLAS WALKER
Crazy Man / Elam

NICHOLE STRONG
Ms. Lewis

AIMEE LAMBES
Sara

JERMAINE HARRIS
Akil / Skills

DEANDRE HAIRSTON-KARIM
Twon

EULA "BILL" ROBERTS
Frederick / Black Business Man / Cowlings

JIM HAGAN
Guard / White Business Man

TYLER PERREN
Spencer
THE CREATIVE TEAM

JENNIFER KAY JETER
Director

ALEX BRISKI
Stage Manager

ARMANI WHITING
Assistant Stage Manager

ERIN KATZ FORD
Lighting Designer

HANNAH VINOGRAD
Properties Designer

JENNIFER KAY JETER
Sound Co-Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer, Sound Co-Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

The photos in this Flickr set were shot for Weathervane Playhouse by Scott Diese at the play's final dress rehearsal on Jan. 13, 2015.
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