Photo Flash: MAGNOLIA Opening Night Party At Hotel Sax
Atlanta, 1963. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspires Atlanta's black citizens to fight passionately for their civil rights, the new mayor erects "The Payton Wall" to restrict where they can live. Amid these churning social currents, Magnolia Estate faces foreclosure, pitting the sensual, free-spirited heiress Lily Forrest against Thomas, a strong-willed businessman who lays claim to the estate where his ancestors were slaves. As we welcome the first African American president into the White House, this poignant and timely world premiere by ReGina Taylor reminds us how much of Dr. King's dream has been realized-and how much is yet to be achieved. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, the Tony Award-winning director of August: Osage County.
Photo courtesy of Goodman Theatre.
Carolyn Branton and Erin Madden
Brandon J. Dirden, with his parents Deborah and Willie Dirden
Tyla Abercrumbie, Tanya Saracho, Daniel Bryant and Roxanna Conner
Ernest Perry Jerry and E'Arliana McLaurin
John Judd and Willie Dirden
Brandon J. Dirden, Annette O'Toole and Jon Michael Hill
John Hines and Tina Taddei
Caitlin Collins and director Anna D. Shapiro
Cliff Chamberlain and his wife