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
Please Note: SCT’s adaptation of Black Beauty explores the original themes of the book, including some violence (against a puppet), mistreatment of animals, alcoholism, death and loss. This production includes strobe lighting effects.
Charlotte Martin Theatre
For Ages 6+
Approx. 1 hour, 40 minutes including intermission
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Cast / Creative
Charles the Dog
Annelih GH Hamilton
Reginald André Jackson
Charles the Dog
Gordon/Reuben Smith/Jerry Barker/US-Reginald
Richard Nguyen Sloniker
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
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
Puppets Sponsored by Bob Evans.