Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and performance dates for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green’s generations. The production reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. The production features a 12-person community chorus led by composer, arranger and music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King).
The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant, Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter), and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe).
In generations, audiences are 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 and share stories and food. Both urgent and exuberant, green’s formally daring play tackles what’s transmitted and lost through generations of a family—and a nation. Join us after every performance to share South African drink, music and food from Madiba Restaurant.
The South African community chorus features Vuyelwa Booi, Comfort Hlophe, Sduduzo Ka-Mbili, Ntombifuthi King, Kevin Moeti, Sphamandla Mthembu, Reitumetse Rita Motlhanka, Sphiwe Moyo, Thakabasabi Sato, Slindile Sokutu, Vuyo Sotashe and Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa.
The creative team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (sets), Matt Frey (lights), Matt Tierney (sound), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costumes), and Greg Kozatek & George Hoffmann (props and set dressing).
Performances of generations will take place September 30–October 26 at Soho Rep, located at 46 Walker Street in Manhattan. General admission tickets are $35 and can be purchased by visiting playco.org or calling 212.352.3101.
Preview Performances: September 30–October 5 and October 7–12 at 7:30pm; October 11 at 4pm
Opening: Sunday, October 12 at 7:30pm
Regular Performances: Through October 26: Tuesday–Sunday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 4pm
Soho Rep. (46 Walker Street, Manhattan)
Tickets: $35 General Admission; $20 Student Rush; $30 General Rush
$0.99 Sunday, October 5 &19 at 4pm