THE ALLIANCE THEATRE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS PRODUCTION OF THE POLITICAL THRILLER, WARRIOR CLASS BY THE 2006 ALLIANCE/KENDEDA NATIONAL GRADUATE PLAYWRITING COMPETITION WINNER KENNETH LIN
WARRIOR CLASS IS PART OF THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THE ALLIANCE/KENDEDA NATIONAL GRADUATE PLAYWRITING COMPETITION, HIGHLIGHTED BY A FULL SEASON OF PLAYS ON THE HERTZ STAGE BY PAST AND CURRENT WINNERS, AS WELL AS A SERIES OF FREE PLAY READINGS
WARRIOR CLASS IS DIRECTED BY ERIC TING. CAST WILL FEATURE CLAYTON LANDEY, MOSES VILLARAMA, AND CARRIE WALROND HOOD
WARRIOR CLASS tells the story of an Asian-American potential political star being groomed for a big Republican race in New York City. But when someone from his past threatens to reveal a college transgression, he must decide how far he’ll go to keep the incident out of the public eye. Whatever his decision, the consequences may be costly. WARRIOR CLASS will run on the Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre October 25 – November 17, 2013. Opening night is Wednesday, October 30, 2013.
WARRIOR CLASS is the second production in the Alliance’s 10th Anniversary Season of the Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition. The Alliance is thrilled to play a role in the development of new American playwrights through its commitment to the competition, which provides developmental opportunities and readings for all finalists as well as a full production for one winning play each season. Over the lifetime of the competition the Alliance has recognized and supported early career playwrights who have gone on to have highly successful careers in theatre. Since his time at the Alliance, Kenneth Lin has written more than seven plays that have had multiple productions all around the country. He is also a writer on the Emmy-nominated Netflix series, “House of Cards.”
“It is hard to articulate what it feels like to return to the place where one was born. The Alliance changed my life; the Alliance gave me my start; the Alliance placed me among some of the best young writers of my generation,” said playwright Kenneth Lin. “However, today as I take a moment to reflect on a career and a life that would not have existed without this theater and this competition, I am met with the unspeakable feeling of returning home and finding home even more beautiful in contrast to everything that I’ve seen in a magnificent journey abroad. There are no words for this. I wish everyone could feel this way once in their lives.”
Tickets start at $25 and are available at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office in person or by calling 404-733-5000. Tickets are also available online at www.alliancetheatre.org/warriorclass. Discounted rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 404.733.4690. Discounted rates are also available for members of the military, seniors and students. The Alliance Theatre is located at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, at the corner of Peachtree and 15th Street, in Midtown.
WARRIOR CLASS is part of the Turner Series on the Hertz Stage. This season is also sponsored by The Home Depot.