Soho Rep and PlayCo Extend GENERATIONS Through 11/23
In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce a second extension of the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations to November 23. The production, which opened on October 12, was declared a New York Times Critics' Pick by Charles Isherwood who called it "a singular theatrical experience," noting "that the play reverberates in your mind and heart long afterward, like the taste of a great meal that you savor for days." In her Time Out New York Critic's Pick review, Helen Shaw called it "a devastating aria," while Hilton Als in The New Yorker called it "a miniature spectacle" that "is filled with so much warmth and thought that the feeling it imparts lasts for a long time after you've left the theatre."
generations reunites playwright debbie tucker green with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad, and features a 13-person choir led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe).
In generations, audiences are 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 banter and share stories 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.
Soho Rep. is located at 46 Walker Street in Manhattan. $35 general admission tickets and $65 premium reserved tickets can be purchased by visiting sohorep.org or playco.org, or calling 212.352.3101. The extended run and ability to keep tickets at $35 is underwritten by John Adrian Selzer. $30 general rush and $20 student rush (valid school ID) tickets are available at the box office one hour prior to curtain for each performance, no advance sales.
The choir features Elijah Caldwell, Jasmine Holloway, Michael Howard, Darell Hunt, Jonathan Kirkland, Ismael Kouyaté, John Lucas, Ritumetse Rita Motlhanka, Thakabasadi Sato, Slindile Sokutu, Tanyaradzwa A. Tawengwa, Electra Weston, and Tanya Zondo.
The creative team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (set), Matt Frey (lights), Matt Tierney (sound), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costumes), Greg Kozatek & George Hoffmann (props and set dressing) and Raphael Martin & Chip Rodgers (associate producers).
generations is sponsored, in part, by Madiba Restaurant.