Chestina Vanessa Poulson by ETC

4 05 2010

Emerson Theater Collaborative presents: Chestina Vanessa Poulson! This weekend and next at the Latham Chester Store in Noank, CT.

Here is a synopsis from ETC’s website:

Chestina Vanessa Poulson is the story of a post holocaust family re-settling in a remote corner of the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland. Told in the voice of Chessie, the black woman who comes to work for the Ehrenwald family, it is non-fiction, memoir of sorts. Opening in 1952, this is a portrayal of two cultures – how each experiences and transcends the isolation of race and ethnicity in a segregated environment.

ETC is collaborating with the Seahorse Restaurant and running a special on Mother’s Day. If you bring your ticket to the restaurant you will get a glass of wine, or dessert on the house. Or if you bring your receipt from the Seahorse to the ticket booth, you will get 10% OFF!

May 7, 2010 8:00 pm
May 8, 2010 8:00 pm
May 9, 2010 4:00 pm

May 14, 2010 8:00 pm
May 15, 2010 8:00 pm
May 16, 2010 4:00 pm

Tickets are $20, or $18 for  students and seniors. Buy tickets online here, or call 860.705.9711.

The artwork is created in Illustrator for a graphic feel. The play is set in the 50’s and 60’s so I wanted to use a font that was prevalent in that time period. Initially, I created two thumbnails, and they liked both of them! We decided to use one for the cover and all the promotional materials. The other image is being used inside the program to accompany Melanie’s description of why she wrote the play. Here is the other drawing I created.

Created in pencil, the original is about 5″ x 7″.

To learn more about the Emerson Theater Collaborative go to their website.

Next up is Gray Matters, by Jacques Lamarre. Imagery coming soon…




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