A timely and insightful testament to the role of women as civil rights trailblazers, CADILLAC CREW plays in the Firemen’s Kitchen at HCT from February 24th through March 4th.
Making her Hickory Community Theatre debut as Sarah is Rachel Kersenbrock.
Originally from New Jersey, Kersenbrock moved to the Tar Heel State for college and never left. A resident of Connelly Springs, she holds a BA in Arts Administration from UNC Greensboro and an MBA from Western Governors University. Kersenbrock is the Director of Business Development & Sales for Haerfest Coffee Roasting Company, and enjoys teaching art, making jewelry, traveling, and spending time with her spouse and their four cats.
Kersenbrock has previously appeared in CLUE: ON STAGE at Old Courthouse Theatre, VANYA & SONYA & MASHA & SPIKE at Lee Street Theatre, THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY at Davidson Community Players, THREE TALL WOMEN and CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION for Innate Productions, and MURDER MYSTERY: AQUARIUM (which she also directed) for Masterpiece Escapes.
For Kersenbrock, the story and message of CADILLAC CREW are acutely resonant. “Women’s rights and civil rights are things that most people take for granted. It’s important to remember our history so it doesn’t repeat.” Kersenbrock identifies with many of the qualities of her character—"Sarah is down-to-earth, ambitious and firm"—and is grateful for how HCT can bring community together through its work.
Performances of CADILLAC CREW are Fridays and Saturdays, February 24th through March 4th at 7:30 PM; Sunday, February 26th at 2:30 PM; and, Thursday, March 2nd at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.
Tickets are available online at hickorytheatre.org, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.
CADILLAC CREW is rated PG-13 for subject matter.
CADILLAC CREW is produced in association with Corning Optical Communications. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 74th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Frye Regional Medical Center. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.
(Photo: Eric Seale)