A Mother Will Outrun Her Demons in Roundabout World Premiere of Little Children Dream of God

By Michael Gioia
21 May 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Roundabout playwright-in-residence Jeff Augustin, as part of the company's Underground series. Performances will begin Jan. 22, 2015.



Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the limited engagement will continue through April 5, 2015, with opening night set for Feb. 17, 2015. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $20.

Here's how the world-premiere work is billed: "On a balmy night in Miami, a soon-to-be mother, Sula, floats ashore on a car tire. Having braved a perilous journey to escape her native Haiti, Sula is determined to forge a better life in America for her unborn son. She soon finds safety in an apartment building that shelters refugees in need, joining a diverse community of immigrants, each with their own unique dreams and dilemmas. But even though the life she has hoped for seems within reach, Sula knows she can't outrun her demons forever. Laced with wisdom, wit and grace, Little Children Dream of God is a timely new drama about learning to start a new life by facing the one you left behind."

The cast and creative team will be announced at a later date.

Little Children Dream of God launches the eighth season of Roundabout Underground, an initiative to introduce and cultivate artists in Roundabout's 62-seat Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street, NYC, NY, 10036).

Prior productions include the acclaimed world premieres of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate (2007); Steven Levenson's The Language of Trees (2008); Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days (2009); Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still (2010); David West Read's The Dream of the Burning Boy (2011); Andrew Hinderaker's Suicide, Incorporated (2011); Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews (2012); and Meghan Kennedy's Too Much, Too Much, Too Many (2013).

For more information and tickets, call (212) 719-1300 or visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.