James and Rachel seem like the perfect parents: well-educated, successful, middle class...white. But when their adopted son from Uganda is threatened with expulsion from school, they are confronted with the real challenges of parenting a traumatized child in suburban America. Ruth McKee's racially charged play underscores homogeny's fragile nature, and questions whose responsibility it is to care for the "strays" of the world.
Stray is being produced under the auspices of Cherry Lane Theatre's Obie Award winning Mentor Project Series. Mentor Project, the cornerstone of Cherry Lane Theatre's development programs, engages pre-eminent dramatists in one-to-one mentoring relationships with aspiring playwrights for an entire theatre season. This season's mentors included David Henry Hwang, Craig Lucas and Charles Fuller.