Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning Fairview Begins Off-Broadway

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Theatre for a New Audience presents an encore run of the acclaimed Soho Rep. production at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center.
MaYaa Boateng in Fairview  (background: Heather Alicia  Simms, Charles  Browning, and  Roslyn  Ruff)
The New York production of Fairview Julieta Cervantes

The encore run of Fairview, Jackie Sibblies Drury's Pulitzer Prize–winning drama about race, privilege, and surveillance, kicks off June 2 at Brooklyn's Polonsky Shakespeare Center. Theatre for a New Audience presents the Soho Rep. (which commissioned and originally produced the play) production, featuring the entire original cast from last summer's widely acclaimed world premiere.

Read: SOHO REP.’S SARAH BENSON REVEALS FAIRVIEW SECRETS, WHY HER ACTORS DON’T WEAR CHARACTERS AS MASKS, AND MORE

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 for both the characters and the audience. The production is directed by Soho Rep. Artistic Director Sarah Benson with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.

Jackie Sibblies Drury
Jackie Sibblies Drury Marc J. Franklin

The company of Fairview is made up of 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).

Following its premiere at Soho Rep. last summer, Fairview played at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, which co-commissioned and helped develop the piece with Soho Rep. The play is also set to receive its U.K. premiere at the Young Vic in November and is also part of Woolly Mammoth's upcoming season.

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