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Driftwood Theatre presents a reading of award-winning British playwright Lolita Chakrabarti’s Red Velvet, as part of its Play in a Pub series.

Red Velvet is a fictionalized accounting based on the true story of Ira Aldridge, an African-American actor who achieved an extraordinary career in London and Europe during the nineteenth century. In Red Velvet Ira Aldridge, at the age of 26, takes over the title role of Othello from an ailing Edmund Kean as riots build in London’s streets over the abolition of slavery.

Taking on the role of Ira Aldridge for the reading is celebrated Canadian actor, playwright and director Andrew Moodie.

Cast: John Jarvis, Andrew Moodie, Drew O’Hara, Philip Riccio, Kaitlyn Riordan, Sabryn Rock, Fiona Sauder, Pierre Simpson.

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