JSU theater professor to be featured in New Stage play

JSU theater professor and veteran actor Yohance Myles

JSU theater professor Yohance Myles

JACKSON, Miss. — JSU theater professor Yohance Myles will be featured in the upcoming New Stage Theatre play The Whipping Man.

Matthew Lopez’s award winning play asks soul searching questions about family, faith, ethics and personal freedom. A Jewish Confederate soldier and two of his former slaves are left to observe Passover together in the wake of the Civil War, prompting the challenging examination and reconciliation of the past while revealing the fear and uncertainty of venturing into a new future.

Myles plays John, a former slave, torn between the opportunities and responsibilities of his new-found freedom. Myles has recently completed a series of film and television projects which include The HostThis is the EndCommon Law, and Treme.

New Stage artistic director Francine Thomas Reynolds directs this historical drama, which runs February 25 – March 9, 2014. Preview night is Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.  Curtain times and dates for all other performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.

An actor chat is immediately following the performances on Wednesday, February 25 and Wednesday, March 5.

Ticket prices are $28.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens and groups.  Student Rush tickets are also available one hour prior to each performance for $10 with valid student identification.  Tickets can be purchased at the box office, charged by phone by calling the theatre at 601-948-3531 or ordered online at www.newstagetheatre.com.  The theatre is located in the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center at 1100 Carlisle Street in the Belhaven neighborhood.


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