The international theatrical expedition will venture to stages in Zimbabwe and South Africa before returning to the United States where it will play in Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, New Haven, Philadelphia and Chicago.
"In the Continuum dramatizes the devastating problem of HIV/AIDS among African and African-American women that has reached an all time high both in the US and Africa," according to show materials. The show's co-creators portray numerous characters in two parallel stories — a married Zimbabwean woman and a 19-year-old girl from South Central Los Angeles — in this tale told from a woman's perspective.
The tour itinerary (subject to change) is currently as follows:
More dates in both domestic and international venues are in the works and will be announced when finalized. Primary Stages in association with the Perry Street Theatre and Patrick Blake and Cheryl Wiesenfeld presented the acclaimed production which ran Off-Broadway earlier this year. Robert O'Hara directed.
Salter, born and raised in Los Angeles, pens and performs the new work with Gurira, who was born in the U.S. and raised in Zimbabwe. Director O'Hara wrote and directed the world premiere of Insurrection: Holding History at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater (the 1996 Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play Debut). His credits also include American Ma(u)l (The Culture Project), an adaptation of Beowulf into a funk/rock musical for Seattle Repertory Theater and the new upcoming works Raw Pearl, a musical based on the life of Pearl Bailey, and Antebellum, a new play which Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose has appeared in development readings at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2005 Playwrights Conference and the upcoming Hartford Stage's "Brand:NEW Fall Festival of New Works."
For more information on In The Continuum visit primarystages.com.