The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd

Karma (Kara Young), a black teenager in the foster care system, is looking for her foster brother Terrell, who has gone missing within the Oblong-a fictional inner city that Payne describes as "an island isolated by poverty." Maybe he's run away; maybe it's drugs; maybe he's dead; or maybe he's simply lost somewhere in the depths of an uncaring society. As Karma sleuths, she pries clues from a wide variety of characters: an undertaker who profits from abundant death (Lynda Gravátt), a veteran teacher with a poor recollection of his students (Kenneth Tigar), and several others, all of whom tend to be quick to disregard her.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with intermission

The Duke

(New York, NY)
229 West 42nd Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
The Playwrights Realm today announces recipients of two career-propelling development programs the organizationa?"led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereiraa?"offers to gifted, incisive, and diverse playwrights. Now entering its thirteenth season, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015
The Playwrights Realm has selected four early-career playwrights for its 2015-16 Writing Fellows program: Sam Chanse, Lauren Feldman, Jonathan Payne, and David Zax.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018
The world premiere of Jonathan Payne's THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D Opens Tonight, on September 19 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street Project. Presented by The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) and directed by Awoye Timpo, this is the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne.
by Review Roundups - Oct 3, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of The New Englanders, the new play by Jeff Augustin and directed by Saheem Ali (Sugar in Our Wounds). The New Englanders officially opened on Wednesday, October 2 at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center. Let's see what the critics are saying...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018
The Rehearsal has wrapped principal photography. A new pilot written and directed by Jaclyn Bethany the ensemble cast features Caitlin Carver (I Tonya, Dear White People), Adam David Thompson (Godless, Mozart in the Jungle), Tina Benko (Broadway's The Crucible, Mapplethorpe, The Greatest Showman), Rileigh McDonald (title role in Matilda on Broadway, The Sinner), Alex Hurt (Placebo, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof), Jaclyn Bethany, Shay Lee Abeson (The Tale) and James Udom (Crown Heights, The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) kicks off its 2018-2019 season with the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project). Having fostered the careers of breakout playwrights such as Sarah DeLappe (Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves), Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker's Wife), Jen Silverman(Crane Story, The Moors), Mfoniso Udofia (Sojourners), and Donja R. Love(Sugar in Our Wounds), The Realm continues to spotlight new playwrights setting the tone for the future of American theatre. This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018
The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project).  This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016
The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, presents the line up for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. Running May 17-20 at 7pm, The Realm will present staged readings of new work by 2015-16 Writing Fellows Sam Chanse, Lauren Feldman, Jonathan Payne, and David Zax. INK'D exemplifies The Realm's ever-expanding commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts.
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 16, 2019
The critically acclaimed drama 'Too Heavy for Your Pocket,' winner of the prestigious 2017 LaurentsHatcher Foundation Award, will open at George Street Playhouse on April 23. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Donnell E. Smith who plays Bowzie in the show.