“I coached her to cook – I did… I was the cooker – she was the cookless – I was the cooker who coached the cookless… I… coached her to (cook)… She was a bad learner.”
You’re invited into a kitchen in a South African township where a fragrant meal is being prepared. As they cook, three generations of a close-knit family banter, share stories and food. Both urgent and exuberant, debbie tucker green’s formally daring play tackles what’s transmitted and lost through generations of a family—and a nation.
generations reunites playwright debbie tucker green and director Leah C. Gardiner following their 2011 Obie award-winning production of born bad and features a 13-person choir led by Bongi Duma (Broadway’s The Lion King).
Set Design by Arnulfo Maldonado, Lighting Design by Matt Frey, Sound Design by Matt Tierney, Costume Design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, Props & Set Dressing by George Hoffmann & Greg Kozatek, Dialect Coach: Ron Kunene, Musical Instrument Designer: Anne Demenkoff; Production Stage Manager: Marisa Levy, Associate Producers: Raphael Martin & Chip Rodgers, Production Manger: Jeff Drucker, Company Manager: Lico Whitfield, Casting: Jack Doulin, C.S.A. Illustration: Riki Blanco.
Featuring: Shyko Amos, Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant, Ntombikhona Dlamini, Thuli Dumakude, Jonathan Peck, and Michael Rogers.
Choir: Elijah Caldwell, Jasmine Holloway, Michael Howard, Darell Hunt, Jon Kirkland, Ismael Kouyate, John Lucas, Reitumetse Rita Motlhanka, Slindile Sokutu, Thakabasadi Sato, Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, Electra Weston, and Tanya Zondo.
99-cent Sunday tickets for generations will be offered on October 5 and 19 at 4pm. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis 30-minutes prior to each performance.
Limited rush tickets ($30 or $20 for students with valid ID) are available for most performances on a first-come, first-served basis and are distributed 15-minutes prior to each performance.
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