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Fairview Announces Second Extension at Soho Rep

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s world-premiere play will welcome April Matthis beginning July 10.

A scene from Fairview, running at Soho Rep. through August 12.
Charles Browning, Heather Alicia Simms, and Roslyn Ruff in a scene from Fairview, running at Soho Rep. through August 12.
(© Julieta Cervantes)

Soho Repertory Theatre has announced a second extension for the world premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, directed by Sarah Benson and presented in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Performances will now run through August 12. Beginning July 10, April Matthis (Everyone's Fine with Virginia Woolf) will replace Roslyn Ruff in the cast.

In Fairview, the Frasier family is gearing up for Grandma's birthday, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. Plus, the radio's on the fritz, her sister Jasmine is drinking, her husband Dayton isn't helping, her daughter Keisha is a typical teenager, and her brother Tyrone might not show up at all! But as Beverly's hostess-neurosis begins to get the better of her, and as Keisha's adolescent malaise begins to seem like maybe it could be something else — something stifling yet unseen — there's an unsettling shift: We realize this family is being watched.

Until July 8, the cast of Fairview features MaYaa Boateng, Charles Browning, Roslyn Ruff, Heather Alicia Simms, Hannah Cabell, Natalia Payne, Jed Resnick, and Luke Robertson.

The creative team includes Raja Feather Kelly (choreographer), Tony Award winner Mimi Lien (scenic designer), Montana Levi Blanco (costume designer), Amith Chandrashaker (lighting designer), Mikaal Sulaiman (sound designer), J. David Brimmer (fight director), and Cookie Jordan (hair and wig designer).