Last chance to catch Kia Corthron's Splash Hatch on the E Going Down, a co-production with Baltimore's Center Stage, making its splash at CT's Yale Repertory Theatre Jan. 15-Feb 7. The show finished its Maryland run Jan. 4 and officially opened in New Haven Jan. 20.
"A look at love, loss and the ozone layer," Splash Hatch was developed at the Hedgebrook writers' retreat in Washington State. The play, which previously received a staging at Vassar College's Powerhouse Theatre, follows a Harlem couple worried that Earth is too toxic to bring a new child into. Marion McClinton directs the drama.
Corthron, a Maryland native, previously penned Seeking The Genesis, Life By Asphyxiation and Wake Up Lou Riser. (Playbill On-Line interviewed Corthron when Genesis played at Manhattan Theatre Club. For that interview, please see the feature story, "Kia Corthron Seeks the Genesis of Teen Violence.")
The piece features Margaret Kemp, Akili Prince, Ami Brabson, David Toney, and Cherita A. Armstrong. Designing the show are Michael Yeargan (set), Katherine Beatrice Roth (costumes) and Steven Strawbridge (lighting). J. Allen Suddeth serves as fight choreographer; Jill Rachel Morris as dramaturg.
Future Yale Rep shows this season are Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Feb. 19-Mar. 14; Seamus Heaney's The Cure at Troy, Mar. 26-Apr. 18; and the world premiere of C.B. Coleman's Petersburg, based on the Andrei Bely novel, Apr. 30-May 23. For tickets ($25-$32) to Splash Hatch on the E Going Down, call (203) 432-1234.