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On Sugarland by Aleshea Harris Announces Off-Broadway Casting and Dates

Harris will open her next play at New York Theatre Workshop later this winter.

Aleshea Harris's new play On Sugarland opens this February at New York Theatre Workshop.
(© RJ Eldridge)

New York Theatre Workshop has announced casting and addition information about the upcoming production of Aleshea Harris's On Sugarland. Directed by Whitney White, performances will run from February 2-March 13, 2022 with an official opening on February 23.

On Sugarland is described as follows: "Sugarland is on precarious soil—three mobile homes line a southern cul-de-sac replete with years and years of decorative folk-art treasures and keepsakes. Young Sadie calls on generations of matriarchal ancestors to find the truth about her mother while the denizens of Sugarland rise each day to holler for the dead—conscripted soldiers lost to a greedy war—in a ritual reclamation of timeless grief."

The cast will feature Stephanie Berry (Fantasy Island) as Evelyn, Thomas Walter Booker (Blue Bloods) as The Rowdy, Xavier Scott Evans (Love Life) as The Rowdy, Mister Fitzgerald (The Blacklist) as The Rowdy, Josh Fulton (Everybody Black) as The Rowdy, Charisma Glasper (Russian Doll) as The Rowdy, Kai Heath (Much Ado About Nothing) as The Rowdy, Shemar Yanick Jonas (The Equalizer) as The Rowdy, Billy Eugene Jones (A Soldier's Play) as Saul, Kiki Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk) as Sadie, Mariyea (bloodymessysurprised) as The Rowdy, Lizan Mitchell (Cullad Wattah) as Tisha, Adeola Role (Blue Bloods) as Odella, and Jacob Daniel Smith (Evil) as Addis.

On Sugarland's creative team includes scenic design by Adam Rigg, costume design by Qween Jean, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, and sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman. Choreography is by Raja Feather Kelly, dramaturgy is by Lauren Whitehead, and original music is by Starr Busby. Alfredo Macias will serve as Stage Manager.