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A Regional Premiere
By Bob Clyman
Directed by Susan Reid

This January, Aurora Theatre invites you to curl up with the fascinating psychological drama Tranced, by nationally renowned playwright and psychologist Bob Clyman.

Dr. Phillip Malaad, a highly respected psychiatrist famous for “trancing,” helps his patients uncover suppressed memories. As he trances Azmera, a foreign grad student, Phillip discovers a secret that may have dire consequences for an already struggling country. Phillip relies on building a relationship with an ambitious journalist who has a connection with the Director of African Affairs. As the play unfolds, the action spirals into quite an unexpected conclusion.

View a GBC News Preview of Tranced

Read the Creative Loafing Rave Review of Tranced

About the Playwright

Bob Clyman (Playwright) – is a flourishing playwright who has won countless awards and had his plays produced across the county. In addition to being a playwright, he is also a clinical psychologist. Mr. Clyman’s plays have been performed across the U.S. in off-Broadway theatres and at the Denver Center Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Colony Studio Theatre (Los Angeles), Missouri Rep, and Mill Mountain Theatre (Roanoke, Va.). His plays have also toured in Scotland. Mr. Clyman has been awarded a number of national prizes such as the Eugene O’Neill Summer Conference Fellowship, New Jersey State Council on the Arts Award, Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship and Shenandoah Valley Playwrights Fellowship. This production of Tranced at The Aurora Theatre is a regional premiere.

Producer’s Quote

Tranced will showcase four great actors using every bit of their craft to bring this play to life. By combining mystery, intrigue, politics, and a healthy dose of "nothing is as it appears," Clyman has created a play that challenges actors and will mesmerize audiences,” explains Anthony Rodriguez, Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director. “My role as an artistic leader in the community is to find fresh, new works like Tranced and give local audiences a chance to experience them. That is what is so exciting to me about producing a regional premiere.”

Sponsored by

Georgia Gwinnett College


Cast & Crew

Naima Carter Russell* Azmera
Maurice Ralston* Phillip
Cara Mantella Beth
Chad Martin Logan
Anthony Rodriguez Producer
Ann-Carol Pence Associate Producer
Susan Reid Director
Britt Hultgren Ramroop Production Manager & Set Design
Jessica Coale Lighting Design
Linda Patterson Costume Design
Christopher Bartelski Sound Design
James M. Helms Technical Director
Sarah Thomson Scenic Artist
Katie Pelkey Stage Manager

* This actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.