By Andrew Gans
18 Feb 2014
Directed by Jessica Thebus, performances will continue through March 9 in the Owen Theatre.
The cast features Eric Lynch as Jackson, a young, successful African-American attorney returning to the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of his youth; Lee Stark as Suzy, his white girlfriend who teaches at a tough inner-city high school; and Shane Kenyon as Don, his white, troubled best friend who finds himself at home among the neighborhood’s rougher edges.
“This is a new play about America,” said playwright Wilson in a previous statement. “As our cultural and political landscapes change, we’re forced to confront issues of race, class, privilege and belonging—we see complications arise in this play because of who each person is in respect to the neighborhood and their openness to change.”
The design team includes John Culbert (lights), Mikhail Fiksel (sound), Birgit Rattenborg Wise (costumes) and Walt Spangler (sets).
Tickets, priced $10-$40, are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Buzzer, by phone at (312) 443-3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn).