The entire original cast of Soho Rep.'s production of Fairview will return to the show for its encore run at Theatre For a New Audience this summer. As previously reported, Jackie Sibblies Drury's acclaimed play (which was recently named the winner of the 2019 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize) will return Off-Broadway beginning June 2 for a limited run in the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn.
Directed by Sarah Benson with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, Soho Rep.'s Fairview will play in Brooklyn through June 30. Tickets are now available.
Returning to the production will be MaYaa Boateng (Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine at Signature Theatre, The Public’s Julius Caesar), Charles Browning (Virginia Stage Company’s I Sing The Rising Sea; The Capables at The Gym at Judson), Hannah Cabell (The Father on Broadway, Venus at Signature Theatre), Natalia Payne (Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Last Match, Playwrights Horizons’ Me, Myself & I), Jed Resnick (Avenue Q on Broadway; national tour of Rent), Luke Robertson (Mr. Robot, The Americans), Roslyn Ruff (The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World at Signature Theatre, All the Way on Broadway), and Heather Alicia Simms (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at Signature Theatre, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on Broadway).
In Fairview, the Frasier family prepares for Grandma’s birthday—but not all is going according to plan, and things quickly go in unexpected directions. The new work is an examination of race and privilege in America, as well as an investigation into the ways in which we watch and judge each other every day. Read reviews for the world premiere of Fairview (which sold out and extended three times) here.
Following its acclaimed premiere at Soho Rep, Fairview played Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which co-commissioned the piece.
The creative team for the world-premiere production included Tony winner Mimi Lien (scenic designer), Montana Levi Blanco (costume designer), Amith Chandrashaker (lighting designer), Mikaal Sulaiman (sound designer), J. David Brimmer (fight director), Cookie Jordan (hair and wig designer), Garrett Allen (associate director), and Ryan Courtney (props).
Fairview will receive its U.K. premiere at the Young Vic in November.