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Pictured in the Foundry Theater’s auditorium in the top row, from left: stage manager Erin Humphreys and actor Steven Rice; middle row: actor Casie McManus, writer/director Daniel Carlton and actor Sheena Murray; bottom row: actors Phillip Lynch and Raiford Faircloth.

Not pictured: managing and musical director Chris Westhoff, musical director and vocal arranger Christopher Smith and art designer Migiwa Orimo. (Photo by Lauren "Chuck" Shows)

Mad River Theater Works to stage March on Washington play

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The Mad River Theater Works, or MRTW, cast and crew of the upcoming play “Keep Marching: The Road to the March on Washington” spent six days earlier this month at the Foundry Theater at Antioch College developing the one-hour musical show for all ages set to debut Jan. 13, 2024.

“Keep Marching” — written and directed by Daniel Carlton, a frequent MRTW collaborator who also helmed this year’s “Freedom Flight” — will focus on the historic 1963 March on Washington, as seen through the eyes of two journalists and the young people they interview. It features several original songs, as well as well-known pop, folk and protest music of the era.

The play follows MRTW’s inaugural summer theater residence for youth, which was held in July, and which also held the theme of “Keep Marching.”

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A full story on the upcoming MRTW production — the first of the company’s to be presented in residence at the Foundry — will appear in the News in January ahead of its debut.

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