Photo Flash: First Floor Theater Presents the Chicago Premiere of DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA
First Floor Theater is pleased to continue their sixth season with the Chicago premiere of Nathan Alan Davis's poetic and poignant drama, DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, directed by Chika Ike. DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA will play March 4 - 31, 2018 at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale at firstfloortheater.com.
Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones the Third decides it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage, but his family isn't ready to abandon its prized son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past. Blending poetry, humor, wordplay and ritual, DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA is a modern-day hero's quest exploring the lengths and depths we must go to redeem history's wrongs. The play has been called "a mesmerizing blend of magical realism and poetic social comment" by The Los Angeles Times and "the most important play on DC stages" by The DC Theatre Scene.
The production team for DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA includes Eleanor Kahn (scenic design), Uriel Gomez (costume design), Rachel Levy (lighting design), Sarah D. Espinoza (sound design), Samantha Myers (props design), Breon Arzell (choreography), Bobby Huggins (technical director), Cole von Glahn (production manager) and Kayla Menz (stage manager).
Photos by Evan Hanover.
(left to right) Jalen Gilbert and Kayla Raelle Holder
(left to right) Destiny Strothers, Kayla Raelle Holder, Jalen Gilbert and Jerome Beck
(left to right) Jalen Gilbert and Shariba Rivers
(left to right) Kayla Raelle Holde and Jalen Gilbert
(center) Jalen Gilbert with the company of First Floor Theaterâ€™s Chicago premiere of DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA.