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De'Adre Aziza to Star in Patricia Ione Lloyd's Eve's Song

Jo Bonney directs the new drama at the Public Theater.

De'Adre Aziza will star in Eve's Song at the Public Theater.
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The Public Theater has announced casting for Patricia Ione Lloyd's Eve's Song, directed by Jo Bonney.

The new drama is described as follows: "In the aftermath of a messy divorce and a daughter coming out as queer, Deborah is trying to keep things normal at home. But as black people continue to be killed beyond their four walls, the outside finds its way in, blurring the lines between family dynamics, politics, and the spirit world. How long can family dinners keep the dangers outside at bay?"

Lloyd is an alum of the Public's merging Writers Group and the 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence.

Eve's Song will feature De'Adre Aziza (Deborah), Karl Green (Mark), Ashley D. Kelley (Upendo), Vernice Miller (Spirit Dancer), Kadijah Raquel (Lauren), Rachel Watson-Jih (Spirit Dancer), and Tamara M. Williams (Spirit Dancer). The production features scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, sound design by Elisheba Ittoop, projection design by Hana S. Kim, and movement direction by Stefanie Batten Bland.

Previews begin October 21 at the Public's LuEsther Hall, with opening night set for November 7. The run is scheduled to conclude on December 2.