Details

Innovative large-scale puppetry, live music and a multi-generational cast gather on stage to share the story of a beautiful horse. Experience his journey from being a carefree colt to a workhorse in the busy streets of London, before his graceful retirement in a country pasture. Brimming with compassion, this SCT commission and World Premiere invites us to seek kindness in the face of adversity. Black Beauty is an equestrian adventure for the whole family that will gallop straight to your heart.

DISCUSSION TOPICS: Kindness, Empathy, and Compassion

Location
Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 6+

Running Time
Approx. 1 hour, 40 minutes including intermission

Performances

September

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Special Performances

Active Audience Guide

We are excited to offer you Active Audience Guides. These guides provide comprehensive articles, activities, and discussion questions for each of our shows.

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Artists

Cast / Creative

Gavin Brader

Charles the Dog

Leif Coomer

Henry/Colt

Keagan Estes

Little Joe/Grandchild

Andy Gantner

Henry/Colt

Vritika Gupta

Flora/Grandchild

Annelih GH Hamilton

Ginger/Captain/Fowler

Reginald André Jackson

Merrylegs/York/Max/Wicked Man/Skinner/Servant/Joe

Tia Kwanbock

Charles the Dog

Hana Lass

Mother/Mistress/Mary/Justice

Conner Neddersen

Gordon/Reuben Smith/Jerry Barker/US-Reginald

Eloise Peterson

Young Girl/Grandchild

Izzy Rampersad

Dolly/Colt

Kaia Rubin

Dolly/Colt

Nava Ruthfield

Little Joe/Grandchild

Mikayla Sanchez

Flora/Grandchild

Richard Nguyen Sloniker

Black Beauty

Ariadne Taw

Young Girl/Grandchild

Production Team

Courtney Sale Director

James Still Playwright

Carey Wong Scenic Designer

Trevor Bowen Costume Designer

Connie Yun Lighting Designer

Robertson Witmer Composer

Annett Mateo Puppet Designer

Chris R. Walker Sound Designer

Ana María Campoy Assistant Director

Cristine Anne Reynolds Stage Manager

Kiera Krieg Production Assistant

Amy Jurkiewicz Youth Cast Supervisor

Reading List

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry

Drawing from Memory by Allen Say

SPONSORS

Puppets Sponsored by Bob Evans.