Jade King Carroll to Direct The Basset Table at Adelphi University

Top Quote Adelphi University will present a performance of the Basset Table directed by New York Theatre Workshop Fellow Jade King Carroll. End Quote
  • Nassau-Suffolk, NY (1888PressRelease) March 26, 2013 - Adelphi University is proud to announce that Jade King Carroll, a New York Theatre Workshop Fellow, will direct The Basset Table by Susanna Centilvre featuring the students of the Department of Theatre. The play will take place in Olmsted Theatre, which is located in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC), 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Performances run from March 26 through March 30, 2013 with most performances at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, March 27, the performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a post-show discussion with the cast and creative team. On Saturday, March 30, there will be a Matinee performance at 2:00 p.m. in addition to the performance at 7:30 p.m.. A complete schedule is available at aupac.adelphi.edu.

    The Basset Table was written by Susanna Centlivre, and follows the fortunes of Lady Reveller. She runs a table where her friends play the card game basset, and is in a struggle to avoid marrying Lord Worthy. Meanwhile, Lady Reveller's cousin, Valeria, spends her time conducting scientific experiments and dissections, but her father intends to marry her off to the bluff sea-captain Hearty. How can Lady Reveller be persuaded to forego the delights of gambling? And how can Valeria avoid an unwanted marriage? This witty Restoration comedy is filled with characters who revel in their gambling, and their story is one in which deceit, not love, conquers all.

    Jade King Carroll is a former Theatre Communications Group (TCG) New Generations Future Leader Award recipient, through which she was artistic associate at Second Stage Theatre where Carole Rothman mentored her in artistic direction. In 2010, Carroll was presented with the Paul Greene Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Professional from the National Theatre Conference and The Estate of August Wilson. Her credits include Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Juilliard Drama; David White's White Baby - Passage Theatre; Nicole Thompson-Adams' Black Girl You've Been Gentrified - Joe's Pub at The Public; Ellen McLaughlin's adaptation of The Persians, Scott Kaiser's Splittin' the Raft - People's Light & Theatre; Christina Hamm's After Adam - Playpenn; Sex on Sunday BE Company at Urban Stages; and Zakiyyah Alexander's The Etymology of Bird -NYCitiParks Summer Stages. Additionally, she has developed works by playwrights such as Kia Corthron, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Chisa Hutchinson, Joshua Allen, and Zakiyyah Alexander.

    Celebrating its fifth year, Adelphi University's Performing Arts Center is Long Island's premier cultural arts venue for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets for this play are on sale now for $15. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or boxoffice ( @ ) adelphi dot edu dot

    Check out aupac.adelphi.edu for more on this event and others coming to the venue.

    About Adelphi University:
    Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs-The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Nursing and Social Work-the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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