Drama Under the Desert Tackles Religion, Faith and Love
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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
Quotes & Highlights
“An armrest-gripping story that investigates, indeed, confuses, the line between sacred and profane love. Think of a collaboration between Albert Camus and Carlos Castenada. It’s a simple production (the set, the clipped dialogue, the abbreviated gestures, the hermit lives of the two protagonists). But its simplicity belies a slew of pertinent unanswered (and unanswerable) questions. The production elicits stupefaction, admiration, delight and, most of all, empathy.” —The Huffington Post
About the Production Team
Playwright – Raymond King Shurtz
Directed by – Kiff Scholl
Produced by – Sean Thomas and Rodney Patterson
Set Design – Joel Daavid and Marine Walton
Lighting and Sound Design – Matt Richter
The Stellar Actors
Alana Dietze as “Ellie”
Sean Thomas as “Tom”