The Great Novel

The Great Novel

Off-Broadway
Play
Presented by New Light Theater Project

SYNOPSIS: For most of her adult life, Bertha has served as the Brennans’ housekeeper. While polishing the silverware and washing the windows, she dreams of honoring the promise she made to her Jamaican grandmother long ago to write the next great American novel. But as she drafts her story, she can only see the imprints of the Brontë sisters, Dickens, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and most of all, the Brennans. Spurred on by recurring visits from her Granny in the afterlife, Bertha seeks a new language for a narrative that only she can tell, uninhibited by the ghosts of literary convention.

Directed by Sarah Norris

Starring Nikki E. Walker, Madeline McCray, Joshua Bermudez, Michael Aguirre, Cleo Gray, Tabatha Gayle, and Oghenero Gbaje

Show Times: Vary, see website

Tickets from $25

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  • Playwright: Amina Henry
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