The play will officially open May 4. The production is created and performed by Orlandersmith and directed by Neel Keller.
Forever is "an uplifting semi-autobiographical exploration of the family we are born into and the family we choose. Forever draws from Orlandersmith’s own pilgrimage to the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris — the final resting place of legendary artists such as Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison," press notes state. "At the graveside of these timeless artists, Orlandersmith finds unexpected grace in a gripping tale of the legacy a daughter inherits from her mother."
Orlandersmith is an Obie, Guggenheim and PEN Award-winning playwright and performer. Her writing credits include Beauty's Daughter, Horsedreams and Yellowman.
Forever features scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Kaye Voyce, lighting design by Mary Louise Geiger and sound design by Adam Phalen.
Forever was originally commissioned and produced by Center Theatre Group, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Los Angeles, CA.
The New York Theatre Workshop is located at 79 E. 4th Street. Visit nytw.org or call (212) 279-4200 for more information.