MOON HAPPY TONIGHT. LIT UP ALMOST LIKE DAYTIME. SHININ’ FAH YOU, GIRL.
ABOUT THIS SHOW
Monique and her daughter Sam are on the run. From what, they will not say. Showing up on their family’s doorstep in Brooklyn, the surprise visit raises more questions than it answers. As the specter of their abandoned life in Georgia creeps back into focus, the family is forced to consider what must be sacrificed to raise a child in an often-cruel world. Donnetta Lavinia Grays’s heartbreaking and poetic portrait of love–Black, queer, familial–is a bold tribute to the enduring promise of tomorrow.
Cast & Artists
- Author Donnetta Lavinia Grays
- Director Valerie Curtis-Newton
- Scenic Design Regina García
- Costume Design Izumi Inaba
- Lighting Design Mary Louise Geiger
- Sound Design Larry Fowler
- Intimacy Choreography Kirsten Baity
- Company Voice & Text Coach Gigi Buffington
- Production Stage Manager Laura D. Glenn
- Assistant Stage Manager Jaclynn Joslin
- Producing Director Tom Pearl
- Casting JC Clementz
Featured Ensemble Members
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Thursday, April 27 at 8pm
Saturday, May 6 at 3pm
Friday, May 12 at 8pm
Audio-described and touch tour:
Sunday, May 7 at 3pm
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