Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad stars alongside Leslie Kritzer and Autumn Hurlbert in the world premiere of Marcus Gardley's every tongue confess at DC's Arena Stage.
Here's how Arena bills the play: "In the backwater town of Boligee, Alabama, the summer heat is rising higher, driving the townsfolk to distraction and conjuring the spirits of the past to walk the earth. Wrapped in the combustible music of a Deep South juke joint and the sweat-soaked gospel of a revivalist church tent, intergenerational stories of loss and redemption collide. Gardley blends ancient myth with magical realism, Biblical allegory with the local TV news to create a fiery theatrical furnace in which some will be saved, some will be purged and the truth cannot escape."
Here's a look at the production:
Phylicia Rashad, Leslie Kritzer, Autumn Hurlbert and More in every tongue confess at DC's Arena Stage
Kenny Leon directs an ensemble cast that, in addition to Rashad, Kritzer and Hurlbert, includes Jason Dirden, Crystal Fox, Jim Ireland, Eugene Lee, E. Roger Mitchell and Jonathan Earl Peck.