Thursday – Saturday, September 5 – 7 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 8 at 2 pm
Wednesday – Saturday, September 11 – 14 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 15 at 2 pm
Tuesday – Saturday, September 17 – 21 at 7:30 pm
At JACK in Brooklyn, New York.
$15 online or at the door (tickets went on sale Aug. 20 at www.brownpapertickets.com)
About the play
For this provocative, rarely-produced 1924 Eugene O’Neill play about an interracial marriage, JACK co-founder Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. (Dispatches from (A)mended America) divides the audience by race – black on one side, white on the other, and others forced to choose a side. In the play, Jim, a black man, loves Ella, a white woman. She loves him back. They struggle to come together from grade school through high school graduation and into marriage. Ella begins to mentally unravel and undermines Jim’s attempts to become a lawyer, setting the stage for a rabid climax. O’Neill paints a bitter picture about the external pressures on interracial marriage, but the biggest pressures come from within Jim and Ella themselves. Civic Ensemble and Above The Fold co-produce.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Indiegogo campaign for this production.
Photos by: Hunter Canning