Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview Opens at Soho Rep. June 17

Off-Broadway News   Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview Opens at Soho Rep. June 17
The new play subverts the natural family drama to examine race in America and the impact of the ways in which we watch and judge each other every day.
MaYaa Boateng in Fairview  (background: Heather Alicia  Simms, Charles  Browning, and  Roslyn  Ruff)
The New York production of Fairview Julieta Cervantes

Soho Rep. celebrates the world-premiere opening of Jackie Sibblies Drury's new play Fairview June 17. Through the style of a naturalistic family drama, the new work is an examination of race in America, as well as an investigation into the ways in which we watch and judge each other every day.

Roslyn  Ruff and Heather  Alicia Simms in <i>Fairview</i>
Roslyn Ruff and Heather Alicia Simms in Fairview

Fairview began previews June 2 at Soho Rep. (46 Walker Street, New York City) and is scheduled to play through July 8.

Artistic Director Sarah Benson directs MaYaa Boateng (The Village of Vale), Charles Browning (The Cost, The Capables), Roslyn Ruff (The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World), and Heather Alicia Simms (A Raisin in the Sun) as the Frasier family.

In Fairview, the Frasier family prepares for Grandma’s birthday—but not all is going according to plan.

Completing the cast are Hannah Cabell (As You Like It, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Venus at the Signature Theatre), Natalia Payne (The Last Match), Jed Resnick (Avenue Q), and Luke Robertson (feeling).

Sibblies Drury returns to the company following her acclaimed earlier work We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884–1915. In October, the world-premiere production of Fairview will travel to Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which co-commissioned the play.

The creative team is made up of Raja Feather Kelly (choreographer), Tony Award winner Mimi Lien (scenic designer), Montana Levi Blanco (costume designer), Amith Chandrashaker (lighting designer), Mikaal Sulaiman (sound designer), J. David Brimmer (fight director), Ryan Courtney (props master), Garrett Allen (assistant director), Will Duty (production manager), Terri K. Kohler (production stage manager), and Mariah MacKenzie (assistant stage manager).

For more information visit SohoRep.org.

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