The Ruby Sunrise

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Olin Theatre

The Ruby Sunrise
By Rinne Groff
Directed by William Cameron

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
November 15-17, 2012    7:30 p.m.
Matinee: Saturday at 2 p.m.

Setting off from a farm in Indiana as a young girl named Ruby struggles to turn her dream of the first all-electrical television system into a reality, and jumping forward to a McCarthy-era New York TV studio where Ruby's heirs fight over how her story should be told, THE RUBY SUNRISE charts the course of the phenomenon of television: from early idealism and sparks of genius, to promises fulfilled and compromises brokered, and beyond.
    Rinne Groff demonstrates thematic ambition and theatrical flair. This play is a gem; entertaining and thought-provoking.  It is a commentary on the transformative powers of storytelling - channeling the power of television.