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DAUK Night at the Theater 2018 – Caroline, or Change

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Please join us in the 'best seats in the house' for this completely sold-out, five star*****production of Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change, at the Hampstead Theatre for a DAUK Theatre Fundraiser. You will need to book your tickets asap to avoid disappointment. We have very few tickets left!

Kushner's stunning musical blends” socio-historical breadth with intoxicating imagination" (The Times), through a movingly personal story set in 1963 Louisiana during the civil rights movement. Critics have unreservedly acclaimed this production.

Attending this Fundraiser in the intimate setting of the Hampstead Theatre, with other Democrats, not only makes it special, it will also make a major contribution to DAUK's Get Out the Vote work for the critical 2018 mid-terms.

Collecting your tickets and information on the Hampstead Theatre

We will be at the Hampstead Theater from 6:30 to greet you. You will find us downstairs in the area roped off for a "private function". There you will be able to collect your tickets from us until 7:15pm . Any tickets not collected by 7:15 will be placed with the Box Office under your name. With each theater ticket, you will also receive a chit that can be redeemed for a drink at the Theatre bar.

About the Hampstead Theatre

Program: The performance begins at 7:30 on Tuesday, April 17.

Venue: The Hampstead Theatre

Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London NW3 3EU

Transport links: For full information on transport links, go here

Tubes: It is very near the Swiss Cottage stop on the Jubilee line and Finchley Road on Metropolitan Line or

Overground lines: near the Finchley Road and Frognal or South Hampstead stops

Facilities at the Theatre: The Theatre Cafe offers light meals, snacks and drinks both before and after the performance.

Accessibility arrangements are detailed here Please let us know asap if we can help with any of these arrangements.

Thank you to our:

Platinum patrons: Susan Schoenfeld Harrington, plus two donors who wish to remain anonymous, and

Gold patrons: Mark Bergman, Carol Grose, Inge Kjemtrup, Giulia Marchiori, Tangy Morgan, Laura Mosedale, Susan Whiddington

ABOUT THE PLAY: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE

1963. In quiet Lake Charles, Louisiana, the destruction of a Confederate statue might just signal that change is in the air… But whatever the progress of the civil rights movement, in the Gellman household things seem just the same – for now at least.

Eight-year-old Noah, heartbroken by the death of his mother and his father’s remarriage, sneaks down to the basement to spend time with the black maid he idolizes, Caroline Thibodeaux: Caroline who runs everything. While the basement may seem a fantastical place – even the appliances have a voice of their own – Caroline’s work there is repetitive and badly paid. But when Mrs. Gellman comes up with a way for her to take a little more money home, the consequences for Caroline and Noah’s relationship are not what anybody might have expected…

An Olivier Award-winning musical with a hugely original, highly eclectic and uniquely American score, Caroline, or Change creates an uplifting and profound portrait of America at a time of momentous social upheaval.

Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s celebrated musical moved to Hampstead following its critically acclaimed sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre earlier this summer.

Tony Kushner returns to Hampstead following The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures or iHo, which was the play at the 2016 DAUK Theater Night. Author of the ground-breaking Angels in America (recently revived at the National Theatre), Kushner’s book and lyrics for Caroline, or Change were inspired by his own boyhood. The score is by Jeanine Tesori, whose musical Fun Home won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Original Score.

Michael Longhurst returns to Hampstead to direct following the critically acclaimed sell-out hit, Gloria this summer. His other productions include Amadeus (National Theatre), Bad Jews (Theatre Royal Bath/West End) and Constellations (Royal Court/West End/Broadway).

Sharon D. Clarke reprises her ‘virtuoso performance’ (The Times) as Caroline Thibodeaux. Her Olivier Award-winning stage work stretches from August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner (National Theatre) to Ghost The Musical, Hairspray and We Will Rock You in the West End

Reviews: see more at www.daukpan.org.uk/TheaterFundraiser

What’s on Stage:

“The musical explores all this with depth and sophistication. Kushner's lyrics are a mixture of profound poetry, savage political analysis, and sharp humour. Tesori, who later wrote Shrek the Musical and Fun Home, matches him with music of subtle brilliance, incorporating every style from klezmer to spirituals, from jazz to Motown, blending and burnishing them into a surging whole, full of engaging melodies.”

A Younger Theatre:

"At the centre of this all is Sharon D. Clarke playing Caroline: an absolute vocal powerhouse with emotional delivery that punches you right in the soul. Clarke commands that stage whether she’s belting her heart out or standing in silence. There is something so powerful about her; so professional yet so raw."

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