The Rolling Stone, a new play by Chris Urch, officially opens July 15 at Lincoln Center Theater. The American premiere began performances June 20.
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.