“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 share stories, banter 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.

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).

Reviews of generations

“A short, sweet and gut-grabbing play.”
The New York Times

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Photos by Julieta Cervantes

U.S. Premiere
OCT 01 – NOV 23, 2014

by debbie tucker green
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner
Composition, Arrangement and Music Direction by Bongi Duma

With:
Shyko Amos
Mamoudou Athie
Khail Toi Bryant
Ntombikhona Dlamini
Thuli Dumakude
Jonathan Peck
Michael Rogers

Set Design:
Arnulfo Maldonado
Costume Design:
Ásta Bennie Hostetter
Lighting Design:
Matt Frey
Sound Design:
Matt Tierney

SOHO REP.

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New York, NY 10013

A coproduction with Soho Rep