A local production company will present a new, interactive play this weekend at Chattanooga State Community College. 

Lucid Tales Productions is a Chattanooga-based multimedia production company that specializes in creating content with local artists, musicians and performers to better highlight the diversity and influence of the arts in the Scenic City. 

On Saturday, they’ll present their first full-length play, titled “Unity,” which will feature dance, spoken word, acting and singing to address numerous issues facing communities today. 

This play is the first in a run of performances falling under the banner of “The Power Piece,” wherein each event showcases a relevant issue or idea that affects those living in and around Chattanooga.

The performance will take place in the Humanities Auditorium.

Tickets can be purchased online here or at the door on the night of the performance. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for those 12 and under.

The show will run from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., although the time may vary depending on audience participation.

Founded by Caleb Thomas, De’Armond Toney and Ben Banks, the company was built on a platform of helping address the concerns and difficulties that local artists face when trying to present their work.

Having worked with artists such as C-Grimey, Blake Hise and Kay B. Brown in the past, the company is looking to entertain and educate the surrounding communities through a combination of live performances and musical experimentation. 

After the performance, audience members can interact with the artists and performers in an open dialogue on the themes that were explored in “Unity.” 

Local artist Robert Schoolfield will set up a pop-up shop at 7 p.m. before the show to highlight his work.

Joshua Pickard covers local and national music, film and other aspects of pop culture. You can contact him on Facebook, Twitter or by email. The opinions expressed in this column belong solely to the author, not Nooga.com or its employees.

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