Photo Flash: First Look at Theater for a New Generation's FREEFALL
Theater for a New Generation Presents FREEFALL by Charles Smith, author of "Pudd'nhead Wilson"and "Free Man of Color," and winner of Joseph Jefferson Award and National Black Theatre Festival's August Wilson Playwriting Award. Directed by Mel Williams, the production plays through September 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Chicago, 1991: Life or death consequences loom as two estranged brothers, one an ex-con and one a desk cop, have an uneasy reunion on Chicago's South Side. Can the cop's wife reconcile them? A play of hope, family and how family unites.
Grant and Monk are brothers who took very different paths out of the neighborhood. Grant is a cop with a low-risk desk job; he is attempting to carve a nice niche for himself and his almost-estranged wife, Alex, in a middle class suburb. Monk, recently released from prison, has found faith through an unknown benefactor. Monk needs a place to live and searches for his mysterious benefactor. Lacking food, clothing, and shelter, he still possesses inspiration and the drive to strive for higher awareness.
When Monk shows up on Grant and Alex's doorstep, all three are thrust into a confrontation which forces them to explore what it means to be family. Monk's ally of last resort is a drug lord named Spoon, who sets up a dangerous confrontation with lethal consequences. It's up to Grant's wife, Alex, to avert a freefall.
Jason Bond as Grant
Milena Davila* as Alex
Omar Evans* as Spoon
Rosario Salvador as Monk
Set design by Carl Tallent. Lighting design by Michael Cole. Costume design by Tinisha Smith.
"Freefall" by Charles Smith runs through September 28 at the Drilling Company Theatre, 236 West 78th Street, Tue-Fri at 8:00 PM, Sat at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM. Tickets $25 general admission. Box office: SMARTTIX, (212) 868-4444, www.smarttix.com. Take $5 off general admission with discount code vr20.
Photo Credit: Lana Davidovich
Jason Bond as Grant, a Chicago desk cop; Milena Davila as Alex, his wife
Omar Evans as Spoon, a Chicago drug kingpin, who tries to corrupt Monk, a recently released convict played by Rosario Salvador.
Omar Evans as a Chicago druglord, Milena Davila as Alex, the wife of a Chicago cop, and Rosario Salvador as Monk, a recently released convict who is her husband's brother.
Milena Davila as Alex, the wife of a Chicago desk cop
Omar Evans as Spoon, a Chicago drug kingpin
Jason Bond as Grant, a Chicago desk cop
Rosario Salvador as Monk, a recently released convict who seeks reconciliation with his brother, a Chicago desk cop, at the brother's suburban residence.