Entire FAIRVIEW Original Cast To Perform Return Engagement
Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) has announced that the entire original cast of Soho Rep.'s production of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, staged by Sarah Benson and choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, will return for the TFANA engagement from June 2-30, 2019, on the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, TFANA's state-of-the-art home in the Brooklyn Cultural District. The return engagement marks the first opportunity for New York audiences to experience this bold, innovative work since its sold-out, thrice-extended world premiere at Soho Rep. Fairview single tickets are on sale to the public today.
The cast for Fairview, which New York Magazine's Sara Holdren called uniformly excellent, includes Mayaa Boateng (Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine at Signature Theatre, The Public's Julius Caesar), Charles Browning (Virginia Stage Company's I Sing The Rising Sea; The Capables at The Gym at Judson), Hannah Cabell (The Father on Broadway, Venus at Signature Theatre), Natalia Payne (Roundabout Theatre Company's The Last Match,Playwrights Horizons' Me, Myself & I), Jed Resnick (Broadway: Avenue Q; National Tour: Rent), Luke Robertson ( Mr. Robot, The Americans), Roslyn Ruff (The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World at Signature Theatre, All the Way on Broadway), and Heather Alicia Simms (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at Signature Theatre, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on Broadway).
When Fairview premiered at Soho Rep. in 2018, Ben Brantley called it [a] dazzling and ruthless new play in The New York Times. Hilton Als wrote in The New Yorker, I found it hard to predict where Drury would go next, because her mind is so free [Fairview is an] outstanding, frustrating, hilarious, and sui generis new play (directed with dynamism by Sarah Benson). Following the play's highly acclaimed runs Soho Rep. and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which co-commissioned the work, the play was praised in Best of the Year lists and pieces in The New York Times ( magnificent ), New York Magazine, Time Magazine, Time Out New York ( unforgettable ), Los Angeles Times ( one of the most original new works of the year ), and BuzzFeed News. On March 4, Jackie Sibblies Drury won the 2019 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Fairview.
In Fairview, the Frasier family is gearing up for Grandma's birthday, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. Plus, the radio is on the fritz, her sister Jasmine is drinking, her husband Dayton isn't helping, her brother Tyrone might not show up at all, and her daughter Keisha is being a typical teenager. As Beverly's hostess-neurosis begins to get the better of her while her family acts like family, Keisha's adolescent malaise starts to seem like maybe it could be something else.
The creative team includes Raja Feather Kelly (choreographer), Tony Award-winner Mimi Lien (scenic designer), Montana Levi Blanco (costume designer), Amith Chandrashaker (lighting designer), Mikaal Sulaiman (sound designer), J. David Brimmer (fight director), Cookie Jordan (hair and wig designer), Garrett Allen (Associate Director), and Ryan Courtney (Props).
Performance Schedule and Ticketing
Performances of Fairview will take place on June 2, 4 9, 11, 13 16, 18-23, 25 30 at 7:30pm; June 12 at 7pm; and matinees on June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30 at 2pm.
Free post-performance conversations (TFANA Talks) are scheduled following the Saturday matinees on June 15, 22, and 29. Participants and topics to be announced later.
Theatre for a New Audience is committed to economically-accessible tickets and offers tickets at a range of prices for Fairview.
$20 New Deal: all performances. Age 30 and under or full-time students of any age. May be purchased online, over the phone, or at the box office, in advance or day-of, with valid ID(s) proving eligibility required at pickup. Use code NEWDEAL.
$20 Brooklyn Pass: all performances. Members of local Brooklyn non-profit organizations through Brooklyn Pass program.
$60: all performances with a TFANA Two-Play or Flex subscription package.
Special Discounts: TFANA offers special discounts available by joining TFANA mailing list at www.tfana.org.
$35 tickets for every performance available for Soho Rep. fans only by joining Soho Rep.'s mailing list at www.sohorep.org
$90-$100: all performances.
$115 Premium Seats: all performances.
Tickets are on sale to the public at www.tfana.org, 866.811.4111, and the Polonsky Shakespeare Center box office. Polonsky Shakespeare Center is located at 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217.