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Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces Cast for John Patrick Shanley's Defiance logo
Barbara McCulloh
Casting has been announced for the Philadelphia premiere of John Patrick Shanley's Defiance, to be presented March 24-April 12. Susan D. Atkinson will direct.

The play explores race relations, honor, and morality as two Marines, a white colonel and an African American captain, clash over issues of authority, discrimination, infidelity and loyalty in North Carolina in 1971.

The cast will include Keith Baker (Lt. Colonel Littlefield), Michael Brinckman (P.F.C. Evan Davis), Gene D'Alessandro (Gunney Sergeant), Barbara McCulloh (Margaret Littlefield), Lindsay Smiling (Captain Lee King), and Clayton Dean Smith (Chaplain White). The creative team will include set and costume designer Nels Anderson and lighting designer Charles S. Reece.

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