Tanya Barfield's adoption drama The Call, a world-premiere co-production by Playwrights Horizons and Primary Stages, began performances March 22 for a run through May 19. The piece features Kelly AuCoin, Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler, Obie Award winner Eisa Davis, Crystal A. Dickinson and Obie and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Russell G. Jones.
Here's how the Manhattan not-for-profits bill the play: "When Annie (Butler) and Peter (AuCoin) decide to adopt, they come to set their sights on a child from Africa. But when the reality of this choice sinks in, it opens a well of uncertainty that speaks to their very identity as White Americans. Politically-charged and tack-sharp, The Call is a startling portrait of cultural divide, casting global issues into the heart of an American home."