The show will begin previews Sept. 11 for an opening on Sept. 21. The run ends on Nov. 2. Amy Morton directs.
Rainey is a resident company member at Houston's Alley Theatre. A graduate of Juilliard, he has also acted at Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theatre, Hartford Stage and the National Actors Theatre.
K. Todd Freeman has appeared on Broadway in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Song of Jacob Zulu. At Steppenwolf, he recently acted in We All Went Down to Amsterdam.
The two actors will play Parks' warring African-American brothers, named Lincoln and Booth. Searching for direction and affection while living in a decrepit boarding house room, the siblings play out the symbolic and surreal power play set up by their weighted names.
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