Ahead of the official opening of his play The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, playwright Jonathan Payne offers Playbill readers a behind-the-scenes look at the world-premiere production. In the video above, Payne offers insights and commentary on a key scene from the play—now in previews at The Duke on 42nd Street.
The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo, will officially open September 19.
Described as part social satire and part detective story, the new play follows Karma (played by Kara Young), a teenage girl searching for her missing foster brother in the Oblong—a fictional inner city isolated by poverty.
The cast also includes Lynda Gravátt, Kenneth Tigar, Deonna Bouye, Toni Ann Denoble, Donnell E. Smith, Keith Randolph Smith, and James Udom. Performances began September 7.
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