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The House That Will Not Stand Opens Off-Broadway

Lileana Blain-Cruz directs Marcus Gardley's adaptation of Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba.

The cast of The House That Will Not Stand celebrate opening night.
(© Marielle Solan)

New York Theatre Workshop's New York premiere of The House That Will Not Stand, written by Marcus Gardley and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, opened Monday, July 30 for its run through August 12. See photos from the opening night celebration in the gallery below.

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 features 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.

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