The America Play
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Nancy Keystone
October 05 - November 19, 2006

Being an entertainment located in the Great Hole of History, featuring the enactment of the Death of a (lesser known) Lincoln (the Great Emancipator), as well as Family Secrets, Deathbed Confidences, and the Wonders of African America.  Searingly intelligent, painfully funny, chock full of (out)rage, this seminal work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright deftly deflates received ideas about race and our national story.

 

 

 

Featuring Alexa Alexander, J. Nicole Brooks, Lorne Green, Harold Surratt, Darius Truly

Scenic Design Nancy Keystone

Costume Design Jeannique Prospere

Lighting Design Justin Townsend

Original Music/Sound Design Randall Tico

Props Robyn Taylor

Assistant Director Freddy Gaitan

Casting Michael Donovan, CSA

Company Manager Joe Foster

Production Stage Manager John Freeland, Jr.

Pucblicist Aldrich & Associates

Production Photography Ed Krieger

"Keystone directs with sensitivity, giving an emotional center to draw the audience into a world that is familiar yet alien."   -Blogcritics.org

"A gorgeous production."   -LA Times

“Keystone’s LA Premiere production brings this phantasmagoric pageant to life with all its dense wordplay and overlapping images, and reflects the ever-adventurous tastes of Pasadena’s Theatre @ Boston Court.”   -Variety

“Keystone and her ferociously committed cast join Parks’ disturbing but lyrical visualization to boldly sabotage our contentment with the myths that have been fed to us…it is a jarring, often humorous vision.”  -Backstage West

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