The House That Will Not Stand Completes Casting for New York Premiere
The new play by Marcus Gardley opens this summer at New York Theatre Workshop.
New York Theatre Workshop has announced the full cast and creative team for the New York premiere of The House That Will Not Stand, written by Marcus Gardley and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. The production will begin preview performances July 11 in advance of a July 30 opening. The play is set to run through August 12.
Inspired by Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, The House That Will Not Stand is set during summer 1813 as Louisiana is passed from France to the United States. On the eve of the transfer, in a house in mourning, freedom hangs in the balance for a steely widow and her three eligible daughters, all free women of color.
The cast of The House That Will Not Stand will feature Joniece Abbott-Pratt (NBC's Blindspot), Juliana Canfield (He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box), Harriett D. Foy (Amélie), Lynda Gravátt (This Flat Earth), Nedra McClyde (Marvin's Room), Marie Thomas (Having Our Say), and Tony Award nominee Michelle Wilson (Sweat).
The creative team includes scenic designer Adam Rigg, costume designer Montana Levi Blanco, lighting designer Yi Zhao, sound design and original music by Justin Ellington, movement by Raja Feather Kelly, and dialect and vocal coaching by Dawn-Elin Fraser. Terri Kohler will serve as stage manager.