Zakiyyah Alexander, Lila Rose Kaplan Plays to Be Part of Second Stage's 2009 Summer Uptown Series
The series will kick off with Zakiyyah Alexander's 10 Things to Do Before I Die (May 12-June 14), to be directed by Jackson Gay. The play involves two sisters who must reconnect and re-examine their complicated history after receiving a delivery of boxes from their recently deceased father. Alexander's other works include Sick?, The Etymology of a Bird, and Blurring Shine.
Next up will be Lila Rose Kaplan's Wildflower (July 13-August 8), to be directed by Giovanna Sardelli. The work involves a woman and her troubled son seeking to escape their past in a small town with unexpected consequences. Kaplan's plays include Aquarium, Catching Flight, and Chicken with Stars.For more information, visit www.2ST.com.