Colman Domingo's Dot Opens at the Vineyard Tonight

News   Colman Domingo's Dot Opens at the Vineyard Tonight The premiere reunites Domingo with multiple Tony-winning director Susan Stroman.
Marjorie Johnson and Finnerty Steeves<i> </i>in <i>Dot </i>
Marjorie Johnson and Finnerty Steeves in Dot Carol Rosegg

Colman Domingo's Dot, a comedy-filled drama about family and memory, officially opens Off-Broadway February 23 at the Vineyard Theatre. The New York premiere began previews February 4 and is directed by multiple Tony winner Susan Stroman.

The production reunites Stroman and Domingo at the Vineyard following their work on the acclaimed John Kander and Fred Ebb musical The Scottsboro Boys, which also starred Domingo.

The title role in Dot is played by Marjorie Johnson, which she originated during its premiere engagement at the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival last year. She is joined by Colin Hanlon, Stephen Conrad Moore, Libya V. Pugh, Michael Rosen, Finnerty Steeves and Sharon Washington.

Here's how the Vineyard bills the new work: "The holidays are always a wild family affair at the Shealy house. But this year, Dotty and her three grown children gather with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to hold on to her memory, her children must fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. This twisted and hilarious new play grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of a West Philly neighborhood."

The creative team includes set design by Allen Moyer, costume design by Kara Harmon, lighting design by Ben Stanton, sound design by Tom Morse and hair and makeup design by Dave Bova. Casting is by Henry Russell Bergstein, CSA.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit VineyardTheatre.org or call the box office at (212) 353-0303.

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