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Marianna Bassham, Nancy E. Carroll, Nikkole Salter Set for Huntington's The Luck of the Irish logo
Nikkole Salter
Huntington Theatre Company has announced casting for Kristen Greenidge's The Luck of the Irish to run March 30-April 29. Obie Award winner Melia Bensussen will direct the production.

The story spans two time periods and three generations. In the late 1950s, Lucy and Rex Taylor, a well-to-do African-American couple living in Boston's South End, pay Patty Ann and Joe Donovan, a struggling Irish family to "ghost-buy" the house on their behalf and then sign over the deed. Fifty years later, Lucy's granddaughter Hannah lives in the house with her family, where she grapples with the contemporary racial and social issues that stem from living in a primarily white community.

The ensemble cast includes Marianna Bassham (Patty Ann), Nancy E. Carroll (Mrs. Donovan), Francesca Choy-Kee (Hannah Davis), Antoine Gray, Jr. (Miles- alternating), Shalita Grant (Nessa Charles), Jahmeel Mack (Miles- alternating), Curtis McClarin (Rich), Richard McElvain (Mr. Donovan), Kevin O'Donnell (Joe), Nikkole Salter (Lucy), and Victor Williams (Rex).

The production will feature scenic design by James Noone, lighting design by Justin Townsend, costume design by Mariann S. Verheyen, and sound design/music direction by David Remedios.


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