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‘Church and State’ fast-paced dramedy about faith, politics and ‘The Twitter’


It is three days before Charles Whitmore’s Senate re-election and he’s decided to finally tell the public exactly what’s on his mind, no filter. What could possibly go wrong? Church & State is a fast-paced dramedy about faith, politics and “The Twitter.” Directed by Brett Marston, it will be performed by The Studio Players October 4-20.

Keith Gahagan plays Senator Charles Whitmore, with Suzanne Sole portraying his wife, Sara Whitmore. Sharon Isern is Alex Klein and Danny Cancio tackles multiple roles, playing Tom/Marshall/Security Guy/News Anchor.

Church & State playwright Jason Odell Williams is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer (Brain Games). He has also received an Ovation Award nomination.

Church & State is his latest play and was originally produced as a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere at The Skylight Theatre in L.A. and JCC CenterStage in Rochester, NY.

Williams’ other plays include Baltimore in Black & White (the cell theatre), Someone Else (NC Stage), The Science of Guilt (The DR2), Going Offline (Fells Point Corner Theatre) and The Jungle Gym (American Globe Theatre). His play Handle With Care (published by Dramatists Play Service) was a New York Times Critics’ Pick and ran for over 100 performances Off-Broadway. The play has been produced 21 times in the last five years in the U.S. and Canada.

In addition, two other plays are in development and have received staged readings.

Jason’s first novel, Personal Statement, has been optioned for a three-picture deal. He is currently adapting it for the screen with his wife and collaborator Charlotte Cohn.

July 11, 2019.




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