Off-Broadway's Little Children Dream of God, About Starting Anew, Opens Tonight

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The Roundabout Underground world-premiere production of Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin, officially opens Feb. 17 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the cast features Gilbert Cruz ("Sex and the City," "Girls") as Manuel, Carl Hendrick Louis (Off-Broadway's The King's Whore) as Toussaint and Man, Maurice Jones (Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar) as Joel, Crystal Lucas-Perry (Williamstown Theatre's Far From Heaven) as Madison, Chris Myers (Off-Broadway's An Octoroon) as Vishal, Deirdre O'Connell (Off-Broadway's By The Water) as Carolyn and Carra Patterson (Wit) as Sula.

Maurice Jones and Carra Patterson
Maurice Jones and Carra Patterson Photo by Joan Marcus

The production began performances Jan. 24 for a run through April 5. It launches the eighth season of Roundabout Underground.

Here's how the new work is billed: "On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son. She soon finds safety in an apartment building that shelters refugees in need, joining a diverse community of immigrants, each with their own unique dreams and dilemmas. But even though the life she has hoped for seems within reach, Sula knows she can't outrun her demons forever. Laced with wisdom, wit and grace, Little Children Dream of God is a timely new drama about learning to start a new life by facing the one you left behind."

The creative team includes Andrew Boyce (sets), Jennifer Caprio (costumes), Gina Scherr (lighting) and M.L. Dogg (sound).

Roundabout Underground is an initiative to showcase new plays that will either allow an experienced director to go back to his or her creative roots or give a debut production to an emerging writer or director. Robyn Goodman serves as artistic producer of this initiative. The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre is located at 111 West 46th Street. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $20. For tickets, call (212) 719-1300 or visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.

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