A Heart Divided

By: Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld

Directed by: becca parker

The Confederate flag. A historical icon or a racist symbol? This thought-provoking and gripping play sheds new light on a controversy that continues to divide our national heart. When Kate’s liberal-minded family moves from New York City’s suburbs to a small town outside of Nashville, Kate is convinced her life is over. Redford, Tennessee, is as Southern as it gets—the local diner serves grits and sweet tea, country music rules the airwaves and the Confederate battle flag waves proudly over the courthouse square. Then she meets the handsome and talented Jackson Redford III, scion of the town and embodiment of everything Dixie. Jack shows her the beauty of his Southern roots and Kate begins to appreciate her new home. But a petition to replace the school’s Confederate flag insignia gains Kate’s support, and soon Kate and Jack—and their families—find themselves pitted against one another in a bitter controversy: not just about the flag, but about what it means to be an American.

Recommended for ages 16+ due to violence and language. (Why did it get this rating?)

Cast

Kate Pride: Lily O’Clery
Madison Chesney/Kim: Nylah Lee
Portia Pride: Lisa Jordan
Pete Pride/Principal McSorley/Bo: James H Burke
Jensen Pride/Soloist/Anne Augustus: Meredith Jones
Soloist: Pam Jordan
Reverend Roberts: Mike Aniton
Nikki Roberts/Dawn: Rachel Jordan
Luke Roberts: Raysean Williams
Jared Boose: John Morris*
Jackson Redford: Seth Lamb
Marcus: Hernan Leon
Sara Fife: Jessica Moskowitz
Chad: Ean Barrett
Sally Redford/Chris Sullivan/Birdie McKinley: Virginia Kirby

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Creative Team

Producer: Michael Parker
Director/Set Design/Projections: Becca Parker*
Lighting Design: Chelsea Martin*
Sound Design: John Morris*
Costume Design: Dawn Burke
Program: Becca Parker*
Projection Photos: Colin Pearce*

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*Indicates current or previous LAT Pro Company member.