Meet Baylen, our gravedigger. This working-class man is fiercely determined to provide food for the family table, despite being at the bottom of the social and wealth pile. These struggles are compounded by the inability of his young baby to sleep during the night, and there are more bodies waiting for burial than time to dig their graves.
However, one day, he has a chance meeting with a rich young man, and with it comes the hope of a different life. Baylen is faced with a stark and serious choice to make. A story focusing on class struggle and poverty, this contemporary story is truly timeless and can be told during any era.
Directed by Jenn Thompson
Cast: Jeremy Beck, Ted Koch, Todd Lawson, KK Moggie
Original music by Will Van Dyke and Andrew Diaz
Scenic design by Wilson Chin
Lighting by Matthew Richards
Costume design by Tracy Christensen
Sound design by Toby Algya
Show Times: Tuesday @7pm, Wednesday and Thursday @7:30pm, Friday @8pm, Saturday @2pm and 8pm, Sunday @3pm
Tickets from $64tactnyc.org/the-gravediggers-lullaby