Jeremy O. Harris's Slave Play Celebrates World-Premiere Opening
Robert O'Hara's New York Theatre Workshop production runs through January 13.
Slave Play features Ato Blankson-Wood (Hair), James Cusati-Moyer (Six Degrees of Separation), Sullivan Jones (The Looming Tower), Chalia La Tour (The Review or How to Eat Your Competition), Irene Sofia Lucio (Love and Information), Annie McNamara (Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf), Paul Alexander Nolan (Escape to Margaritaville), and Teyonah Parris (If Beale Street Could Talk).
The play is described as follows: "The old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation — in the breeze, in the cotton fields...and in the crack of the whip. It's an antebellum fever-dream, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the Master's House. Jim trembles as Kaneisha handles melons in the cottage, Alana perspires in time with the plucking of Phillip's fiddle in the boudoir, while Dustin cowers at the heel of Gary's big, black boot in the barn. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems."
The creative team for Slave Play includes Clint Ramos (scenic design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Jiyoun Chang (lighting design), Lindsay Jones (sound design), and Noah Mease (properties). Movement is by Byron Easley.