Tony Nominee Lonette McKee Will Star in Off-Broadway's Sowa's Red Gravy; Complete Cast Announced

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present Diane Richards's Sowa's Red Gravy at Castillo Theatre Oct. 18-Nov. 18 with an official opening Oct. 28.

Lonette McKee
Lonette McKee (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

Woodie King Jr. will direct a cast that includes Tony nominee Lonette McKee as well as Aaron Fried, Jonathan Peck, Kimberly Q, Toni Seawright, Gary E. Vincent, Iris Wilson, David D. Wright and Kene Holliday.

Sowa’s Red Gravy, according to press notes, is a "play filled with humor and insight by a master storyteller of Southern folklore...Narrated by Sowa, a 110-year old wise woman, who resides in Harlem in quantum time, Sowa recounts her life before the emancipation and claims to have lived many lives as varied as a White Hollywood film star, an African Warrior and a Louisiana Voodoo Queen. Sowa’s storytelling is so captivating that you are sure to be convinced she is telling the truth and you will delight in the other characters as well."

The production will have set design by John Scheffler, costume design by Ali Turns, lighting design by Antoinette Tynes and sound design by Bill Toles. Bruce Heath will provide choreography.

Performances will be Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM.

Castillo Theatre is located at 543 West 42nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Tickets are $25 and can be ordered at or by phone at (212) 941-1234. For more information visit