Jackson's Broke-ology Opens at Kansas City Rep Feb. 26

News   Jackson's Broke-ology Opens at Kansas City Rep Feb. 26
Broke-ology, Nathan Louis Jackson's family drama about two brothers and their ailing father, officially opens at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre Feb. 26.

Kyle Hatley directs the production that will continue performances through March 21. Jackson, a Kansas City native, premiered the work at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Broke-ology later made its Off-Broadway debut at Lincoln Center in the fall of 2009.

The cast features Shamika Cotton (Sonia), Larry Powell (Malcolm), Postell Pringle (Ennis) and David Emerson Toney (William).

Broke-ology, according to KC Rep, "is an absorbing family drama that speaks to our times. Written with crackling dialogue and a light comic touch, Jackson draws on his own family’s dynamics to create a character study about two brothers who are trapped between their dreams and their obligations. When they are called upon to care for their ailing father, difficult choices are set in motion: who will follow the life he dreams of and who will stay behind?"

Designing Broke-ology are set designer Meghan Raham, costume designer Nadine Grant, lighting designer Victor En Yu Tan, sound designer Merlin James Alexandre Salisbury and composer Tim Munger.

Jackson is the recipient of two Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Awards, the Mark Twain Playwrighting Award and the Kennedy Center's Gold Medallion. He has previously presented his work in The Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting intensive and the William Inge 24 Hour Play Festival. For tickets visit KCRep.

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