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Talkback for Adrienne Kennedy's He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box Is Announced

The world premiere play is directed by Evan Yionoulis at Theatre for a New Audience.

Lydia R. Diamond will take part in a conversation after He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box.
(© David Gordon)

Theatre for a New Audience will host a January 20 post-show conversation tied to its production of Adrienne Kennedy's new play He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box.

The talk will feature Margo Jefferson, author of Negroland: A Memoir. Jefferson will moderate a discussion between director Charlotte Brathwaite and playwrights Lydia Diamond and Jackie Sibblies Drury. The discussion will also be streamed on the theater's Facebook page beginning at 8:30pm.

Juliana Canfield and Tom Pecinka will star in the production under the direction of Evan Yionoulis. The creative team features Christopher Barreca (set design), Montana Levi Blanco (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Justin Ellington (composer and sound design), and Austin Switser (video design).

A press release states: "Set in Georgia and New York City in 1941, He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box is a heartbreaking, nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning, and doomed love. The action, driven by parallel monologues and a tour through a storeroom of charged images, braids together the indignities of Jim Crow, rising Nazism, sexual hypocrisy, Christopher Marlowe, and the lingering shadow of a terrible crime."

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