Bankside Repertory Theatre, in partnership with Principia College Department of Theatre and Dance, presented a world premiere of J. C. Steele’s latest play:
This new play premiered at the Davis Theatre on the Principia College campus on June 2, 3, and 4, 2022. Commissioned by Dr. John Oliver Wilson, Founder and Director of the Idea of America Network, the play explores the evolving idea of the rights and responsibilities of United States citizenship against the backdrop of history, economics, and social justice.
The audience was brought into the world of the play as a Tour Group at the fictional “Hall of Legends” in Washington, D. C. When the high-tech presentation of “The Legends” goes off-kilter due to technical difficulties, the audience is treated to a spontaneous interactive discussion of what it means to be a member of “We the People.” This thought-provoking comedy is a lively theatrical event appropriate for all ages, but edgy enough to ensure an on-going discussion long after the play has concluded.
The Davis Theatre sits conveniently on the campus of Principia College and is an ideal venue for such an event. Bankside Repertory is an independent, professional theatre company whose mission is to present thought-provoking works—new and classic—that inspire transformative experiences to promote peace-building and inspiration to its audience and community. Principia College Theatre and Dance Department offers students exciting opportunities to study and train with excellent professors and master teachers, perform, design, and direct in state of the art facilities, and connect with professionals, all within the context of a faith-based, liberal arts education.
TO PROVIDE THE AUDIENCE WITH A HEALING PERSPECTIVE INTO THEIR LIVES AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM.
TO ENCOURAGE ENGAGEMENT WITH THE ARTS AS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF A GOOD LIFE.
TO PROVIDE QUALITY THEATRE PRODUCTIONS THAT ARE AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE.
“…I just wanted to share with you all how thoroughly we enjoyed our time at the play tonight [Who Am I This Time?], and how impressed we were with the production and everyone's outstanding performances! We truly can't think of a play we've enjoyed attending more - it was delightful from start to finish!”