Count’s Six Highly Skilled Actors Create a Chillingly Real Death-Row Pod at PRC

Edward O'Blenis (right) stars as Richmond in Count (photo by HuthPhoto)

A couple of interesting statistics before we get started: there are about 2,843 people on death rows in the United States, including 154 of them in North Carolina and 63 of them in Federal prisons. In 2016, according to a May 2017 article published by The Sentencing Project of Washington, DC, there were 162,000 people… Continue reading Count’s Six Highly Skilled Actors Create a Chillingly Real Death-Row Pod at PRC

Lynden Harris’ Count Is an Engaging New Play, Set on a Maximum-Security Prison’s Death Row

PlayMakers Rep mainstay Jeffrey Blair Cornell (left) stars as Maine in Count (photo by HuthPhoto)

Last night, PlayMakers Repertory Company opened its 2017-18 season with Count: Stories from America’s Death Rows, an engaging new play written by Lynden Harris and directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. This world premiere is a PRC2 second-stage production in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre on University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Count, which is… Continue reading Lynden Harris’ Count Is an Engaging New Play, Set on a Maximum-Security Prison’s Death Row

On Aug. 23-27, Lynden Harris’ Count Will Depict a Day in the Life of Six Men on Death Row

The cast of Count by Lynden Harris includes (from left) Chris Berry as Kansas City, Richard McDonald as Whitehouse, Gil Faison as Brownsville, and Brian D. Coates as Long Beach (photo by HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Repertory Company will kick off its 2017-18 season on Aug. 23-27 with a world-premiere PRC2 second-stage production of Count: Stories from America’s Death Rows, written by Hidden Voices founder Lynden Harris, directed by PlayMakers Rep veteran Kathryn Hunter-Williams, and co-produced with Hidden Voices, which describes itself on its website as “a radically inclusive, participatory,… Continue reading On Aug. 23-27, Lynden Harris’ Count Will Depict a Day in the Life of Six Men on Death Row