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‘Warrior Class’ at the Alliance Theatre is First-class Production

2013 November 5
Clayton Landey and Carrie Walrond Hood; photo: Greg Mooney

Clayton Landey and Carrie Walrond Hood; photo: Greg Mooney

If “Warrior Class,” now playing on the Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre, doesn’t wow you, surely the acting will. In this Mamet-like drama about an aspiring politician who is blackmailed by a college girlfriend, Nathan Berkshire (Clayton Landey) holds the reins behind political careers. Politician Julius Lee (Moses Villarama) is the pawn in this game played by Berkshire and Lee’s former college sweetheart, Holly (Carrie Walrond Hood). Brilliant acting by Landey and Hood.

“Warrior Class” was written by Kenneth Lin, the winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition in 2006. The following year The Dramatist magazine named him one of “50 to Watch.” The Cornell and Yale graduate is now a writer for Netflix’s political show “House of Cards” starring Kevin Spacey.

Directed by Eric Ting, “Warrior Class” runs on the Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre through Nov. 17.
 

 

 

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