Second Stage Theater's world premiere of Patience, written by Johnny G. Lloyd, begins performances Off-Broadway at the McGinn/Cazale Theater August 4 ahead of an August 16 opening night, with the run set to continue through August 28. Zhailon Levingston is at the helm.
The new play centers on Daniel, a gay, Black professional solitaire player looking ahead to his final, career-defining match before retirement, when he'll be able to settle down with his husband-to-be, Jordan.
"Patience is special to me because it's my take on the coming-of-age story, one where becoming is equally about questioning as it is about growing," shared Lloyd in an earlier statement. "I hope it's both the kind of quiet where you can hear yourself think and the kind of funny where you see yourself in the joke. When writing Patience, I was inspired by the space between life’s chapters, by Venus Williams, by the oppression of competition—and by the magic of playing a card game against yourself."
Levingston's creative team includes scenic designer Lawrence E. Moten III, costume designer Avery Reed, lighting designer Adam Honoré, and sound designer Christopher Darbassie. Casting is by Destiny Lilly of The Telsey Office.
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