Kara Young will lead the cast of the world premiere of Jonathan Payne’s The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo at the Playwrights Realm. Part social satire, part detective story, the new play follows Karma (Young), a teenage girl searching for her foster brother in the Oblong—a fictional inner city isolated by poverty.
Joining Young will be Lynda Gravátt, currently performing Off-Broadway in Marcus Gardley's The House That Will Not Stand at NYTW, and Kenneth Tigar (The Man in the High Castle, House of Cards), along with Deonna Bouye, Toni Ann Denoble, Donnell E Smith, Keith Randolph Smith, and James Udom.
The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd is set to begin performances September 7 and is scheduled to run through October 6 at The Duke on 42nd Street. The production will officially open September 19.
In The Revolving Cycles, Terrell, a black teenager in the foster care system, has gone missing. The cause is unknown, but his foster sister Karma is determined to solve the mystery of his whereabouts—meeting a wide variety of characters on her journey and shining a light on systemic forms of isolation that exist in the real world.
The creative team for the Off-Broadway production is made up of Kimie Nishikawa (set design), Stacey Derosier (lighting design), Lisa Renkel (projections), Buddhabug Records (sound design), Andrea Hood (costumes), Alexander Wylie (props), and Kara Kaufman (stage manager)
For more information, visit PlaywrightsRealm.org.