Sona Tera Roman Hess, a World Premiere Drama
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Tarell Alvin McCraney's latest acclaimed play tracks the coming-of-age of a group of talented young African-American prep-school singers whose choral prowess is woven seamlessly into the story. Pharus, the undisputed superstar of the choir, is searching for the courage to let his true self shine through, in this work by MacArthur Fellowship-winner McCraney (The Brother/Sister Plays), who's been called "without question, the hottest young playwright in America" (Chicago Tribune). The West Coast premiere reunites director Trip Cullman, star Jeremy Pope and several other cast members from its 2013 New York run. Learn More
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Wow! First off, let me begin by saying the cast and acting was OUTSTANDING. Sona and Roman were brilliant and every single member of the cast was excellent. Additionally, the costume, lightining, and stage setting were equally brilliant. Really...continued
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“Playwright Dennis Miles imaginatively blends classical styles — from magic realism to Greek tragedy — to illuminate universal truths.” —Backstage (Critic’s Pick)
“Strong performances…an elegy to lost love…full of heightened language and stylized charm.” —LA Weekly (Go!)
“Sona Tera Roman Hess does have a sterling pedigree…There are some fine performances here… a marvelous feat of style and imagination." —stagescenela.com
Sona Tera Roman Hess gives us a window to a time that is bold and frightening, vivid and spectacular, fantastic and deeply resonating. In language that is in turn grandiose and quietly poetic, playwright Dennis Miles has redrawn archetypal characters, grasping for purpose in a world that has no place for them. With elements reminiscent of magical realism and Greek tragedy, _Sona Tera Roman Hess _is a story of surviving betrayal and rediscovering hope.