The world premiere of Donja R. Love's drama Sugar in Our Wounds celebrated its official opening June 18 at New York City Center in a debut production from Manhattan Theatre Club.
In Sugar in Our Wounds, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven and protects James, a young slave living on a plantation. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in—the start of an unexpected bond and striking romance.
Saheem Ali directs a cast made up of Sheldon Best as James, Stephanie Berry as Aunt Mama, Fern Cozine as Isabel, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart as Mattie, and Chinaza Uche as Henry.
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Sugar in Our Wounds is playing at The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center, where it began performances June 5.
The creative team for the world premiere includes Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), Palmer Hefferan (sound design), Michael Thurber (original music), Darrell Grand Moultrie (movement), and Cookie Jordan (hair and makeup design).