Playwright Celeste Jennings '18 premieres "Citrus" at Northern Stage

The White River Jct-based regional theater Northern Stage is currently mounting the professional premiere of Citrus, a a new work written by recent alumna Celeste Jennings '18. An original choreopoem, Citrus follows the emotional journeys of tribulation, struggle, and resilience among Black women from 1840 to present day; the play explores almost two hundred years of history through movement, costume, and poetry an a powerful and moving homage to Black women of the past, present, and future. 

Jennings originally developed Citrus over a two-year period during her time at Dartmouth; the play became the focus of a Senior Fellowship project that culminated with a spring 2018 performance in the Bentley Theater directed by JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, who is also directing the current Northern Stage production. The Northern Stage cast includes current Dartmouth students Stella Asa '22 and Sam West '20 and recent alum Stephanie Everett '19; Celeste Jennings is also serving as the production's costume designer.

Jennings and the production were recently featured in the Valley News; that article is available HERE. The production has received excellent reviews from Vermont's Seven Days and Montpelier Times-Argus newspapers.

Citrus will be running at Northern Stage through March 15, 2020; tickets are available at the Northern Stage website, or by phone at 802-296-7000.

Tickets for the Thursday evening March 5 7:30 pm performance will be $5 for current Dartmouth students; a bus will be available to take students from Dartmouth to and from the theater in White River Junction. Email Milena Zuccotti for details on how to reserve a $5 Dartmouth student ticket.