The Rolling Stone, a new play by Chris Urch, will make its American premiere Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater beginning June 20, with an official opening set for July 15.
Bowing in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, the family drama is set in Uganda, a gay man and his church pastor brother clash over the sexuality he is forced to hide under the country's extreme laws.
Directed by Saheem Ali (Fireflies, Sugar in Our Wounds), the cast stars Ato Blankson-Wood, Latoya Edwards, Robert Gilbert, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Adenike Thomas, and James Udom.
The play made its world premiere at the Royale Exchange Theatre in England, where it won the Manchester Theatre Award for Best New Play and moved to London, where it won an Off-West End Award.
The LCT production will feature sets by Arnulfo Maldonado, costumes by Dede Ayite, lighting by Japhy Weideman, and original music and sound design by Justin Ellington.
Lincoln Center Theater currently presents the ongoing run of My Fair Lady at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway, Nantucket Sleigh Ride by John Guare at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, and Marys Seacole by Jackie Sibblies Drury at the Claire Tow Theater. The organization is also a co-producer of the Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird by Aaron Sorkin.