The production marks the Off-Broadway playwriting debut of Barfield, whose works have been seen around the country. Leigh Silverman (Well) directs Reg E. Cathey and Andre Holland at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, the intimate second-stage in the PH complex on West 42nd Street.
"When a prominent African-American mathematician begins to lose his grip on reality, the ghosts of his ancestors shatter the silence of an insomnia-filled night," according to Playwrights Horizons. "Blue Door is a tour-de-force for two actors, a vivid, exuberantly theatrical play about the black American male experience."
At Left (From Top): Reg E. Cathey and playwright Tanya Barfield; Andre Holland; Emmy Rossum and director Leigh Silverman; Playwrights Lia Corthron and Lynn Nottage.
Below: Reg E. Cathey and Andre Holland take their opening night bows.
photos by Aubrey Reuben