Hurt Village: Signature announce further casting


Charlie Hudson III and Lloyd Watts have joined the cast of Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Katori Hall’s Hurt Village, directed by Patricia McGregor, opening at the Linney Theatre from 7 Feb - 18 Mar 2012.

They join the previously announced Marsha Stephanie Blake, Amari Cheatom, Nicholas Christopher, Corey Hawkins, Ron Cephas Jones, Joaquina Kalukango, Tonya Pinkins and Saycon Sengbloh.

Hurt Village is the inaugural production in the The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the new Signature Center.

Hurt Village: It’s the end of a long summer in Hurt Village, a housing project in Memphis, Tennessee. A government Hope Grant means relocation for many of the project’s residents, including Cookie, a thirteen year-old aspiring rapper, along with her mother Crank and great-grandmother Big Mama. As the family prepares to move, Cookie’s father Buggy unexpectedly returns from a tour of duty in Iraq. Ravaged by the war, Buggy struggles to find a position in his disintegrating community, along with a place in his daughter’s wounded heart.

The show features set design by David Gallo, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting by Sarah Sidman and sound by Rob Kaplowitz.