The cast includes Amber Gray (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812), Maechi Aharanwa (Facing Our Truth - Night Vision), Pascale Armand (The Trip to Bountiful), Danielle Davenport (All's Well That Ends Well), Ian Lassiter (War Horse), Austin Smith (Julliard School), Haynes Thigpen (Dead Accounts) and Mary Wiseman (An Octoroon).
Exclusive Rehearsal Pics of Theatre for A New Audience's Upcoming An Octoroon
Directed by Sarah Benson, artistic director at Soho Rep, performances will continue through March 8 at TFNA's Polonsky Shakespeare Center.
Jacobs-Jenkins' award-winning play, about love, race and slavery in the American South, is based on Dion Boucicault's 1859 melodrama about a love affair between the white heir to a Louisiana plantation and a woman who is one-eighth black (an octoroon). According to press notes, "In An Octoroon, Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins. Peyton's handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent, and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful 'octoroon.' But, the evil overseer M'Closky has other plans—for both Terrebonne and Zoe."
The creative team returns, including Mimi Lien (sets), Wade Laboissonniere (costumes), Matt Frey (lights), Matt Tierney (sound), Jeff Sugg (projections), Cookie Jordan (wigs and makeup), César Alvarez (songs, music, & music director), David Brimmer (fight director), David Neumann (choreography) and J. Noah Mease (props).
Tickets for An Octoroon are available online by visiting tfana.org or by calling (866) 811-4111. The Polonsky Shakespeare Center is located at 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn.