Watch a Teaser From Donja R. Love's Sugar in Our Wounds
Chinaza Uche and Tiffany Rachelle Stewart star in Manhattan Theatre Club's world-premiere production.
Manhattan Theatre Club has released new footage from its world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love running through July 8 at New York City Center – Stage II. The production is directed by Saheem Ali. Check out scenes from the play below:
Stephanie Berry, Sheldon Best, Fern Cozine, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and Chinaza Uche star in the production. The creative team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Palmer Hefferan (sound design), Michael Thurber (original music), Darrell Grand Moultrie (movement), and Cookie Jordan (hair and makeup design).
The show is described as follows: "On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker, and playwright Donja R. Love's exploration of queer love at pivotal moments in black history."