Sole public performance of ‘The Cay’ held Saturday

Fri, 02/09/2007 - 3:21pm
By: The Citizen

The Cay

The Legacy Theatre, south Atlanta's only full time professional live theatre, is proud to celebrate Black History Month with one public performance of “The Cay.”

Adapted by Dr. Gayle Cornelison, “The Cay” is a play based on the award winning novel by Theodore Taylor and tells the story of a boy, Phillip, who is blinded and shipwrecked on a small island with the aged West Indian, Timothy. During his ordeal, Phillip must depend on Timothy to survive and discovers that his companion is a wise and dignified man and that the color of one's skin does not determine a person's worth.

“The Cay” is the winner of 11 literary awards, including the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award." It was also a Universal film presentation starring James Earl Jones. Now in print in 14 foreign countries, the story of young Phillip and old Timothy has passed four million copies in publication, worldwide.

The cast includes 14 year old Dillon Roseen as Phillip. Roseen has been performing on stage since he was 4. He moved from Texas to Georgia when he was 5 and began acting with local community theatres soon after. Recently, he has started acting professionally.

Enoch King will star as Timothy. This is King's first production at The Legacy. He hails from East Point, Ga. and he has appeared on numerous stages around Atlanta. He has also appeared in several feature films and independent films.

This one public performance will be presented today at 11 a.m. and seats are limited.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. For tickets and information call 404-895-1473 or stop by the theatre located at 1175 Senoia Road off Ga. Highway 74 in Tyrone. Visit the Web site at

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