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Surely Goodness and Mercy Finds Cast for New York Premiere

Chisa Hutchinson's new play will have a limited of-Broadway engagement with Keen Company.

Brenda Pressley joins Keen Company's New York premiere cast of Chisa Hutchinson's Surely Goodness and Mercy.
(© David Gordon)

The Keen Company has announced casting for its upcoming New York premiere of Surely Goodness and Mercy, written by Chisa Hutchinson and directed by Jessi D. Hill. Performances begin February 26 ahead of a March 13 opening and will run through April 13 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.

Surely Goodness and Mercy is described as follows: "Set in an under-funded public school in Newark, Surely Goodness and Mercy, by rising playwright Chisa Hutchinson, tells the story of a bible-toting boy with a photographic memory who befriends the cantankerous old lunch lady. Against all odds, Tino and Bernadette help each other through the mess of growing up and growing old."

The cast will feature Sarita Covington, Jay Mazyck, Brenda Pressley, Courtney Thomas, and Cezar Williams.

The creative team for the New York premiere production includes Lee Savage (scenic design), Nicole Wee (costume design), Devorah Kengmana (lighting design), and Sadah Espii Proctor (sound design).

Hutchinson's other works include Dirt Rich, She Like Girls, This Is Not the Play, Sex on Sunday, Tunde's Trumpet, The Subject, Somebody's Daughter, Alondra Was Here, among others.