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First Look at Chinaza Uche and Tiffany Rachelle Stewart in Sugar in Our Wounds

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production is currently in previews ahead of a June 19 opening night.

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Chinaza Uche and Sheldon Best star in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Donja R. Love's Sugar in Our Wounds.
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Manhattan Theatre Club has released new photos of its world premiere production of Donja R. Love's new play Sugar in Our Wounds, running through July 8 at New York City Center – Stage II. Opening night is set for June 19 under the direction of Saheem Ali. Check out photos from the production in the gallery below.

Stephanie Berry, Sheldon Best, Fern Cozine, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and Chinaza Uche star in the production. The creative team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Palmer Hefferan (sound design), Michael Thurber (original music), Darrell Grand Moultrie (movement), and Cookie Jordan (hair and makeup design).

The show is described as follows: "On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker, and playwright Donja R. Love's exploration of queer love at pivotal moments in black history."

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