Tony nominee Dominique Morisseau's Confederates officially opened March 27 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The play, a production of Signature Theatre, is scheduled to run through April 10. Previews began March 8 after a postponement from February 22 due to COVID-related scheduling conflicts.
The play dives into institutional racism through the parallel experiences of two women living more than a century apart: Sara, an enslaved rebel turned Union spy, and Sandra, a tenured professor in a modern-day private university.
Starring is Elijah Jones (Richard II) as Abner/Malik, Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen) as Sara, Andrea Patterson (cullud wattah) as LuAnne/Jade, Kenzie Ross (Blood at the Root) as Missy Sue/Candice, and Michelle Wilson (The House That Will Not Stand) as Sandra.
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Stori Ayers directs the production. The production features scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Ari Fulton, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker and Emma Deane, sound design by Curtis Craig and Jimmy Keys, projection design by Katherine Freer, and intimacy coordination by Ann James. The production stage manager is Jonathan Castanien with casting by Caparelliotis Casting.
For tickets and more information, visit SignatureTheatre.org.