PHOTO CALL: On the Levee Opens Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: On the Levee Opens Off-Broadway
On the Levee, the Todd Almond-Marcus Gardley play with music that frames the great Mississippi flood of 1927 through the perspective of a white and black family, opened Off-Broadway June 28.

Lear deBessonet directs the piece by Gardley with music and lyrics by Almond. The cast is lead by Chuck Cooper, Amari Cheatom, Michael Sibbery and Sam Numrich and features Brian D. Coats, Maria Couch, Harriett D. Foy, April Matthis, Jacob Ming-Trent, Stephen Plunkett and Shelley Thomas.

According to LCT3, "On the Levee tells the story of two fathers and sons — a white cotton farmer (Siberry) and his poet son (Numrich), and an African-American bootblack (Graham) and his offspring (Cheatom) — inspired by the Great Flood of 1927 in Greenville, Mississippi, when 5,000 black laborers were left stranded on a levee."

Here's a look at the opening night:


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