In ...what the end will be, an always earnest but seldom subtle play about three generations of gay, Black men living together in Atlanta, a recurring image nods to the power of scent to trigger memories. To recall the late love of his life, the elderly patriarch Bartholomew Kennedy (Keith Randolph Smith) holds the deceased man's boxers to his nose. It's a startling stage picture.That said, audience members seeking a whiff of nuance or insight in this Roundabout Theatre Company production will...
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Roundabout Theatre Company mounts its first mainstage production by playwright Mansa Ra (also known as Jiréh Breon Holder), following his 2017 Roundabout Underground debut, Too Heavy For Your Pocket. His new play, ...what the end will be, was initially scheduled for a run at the Laura Pels Theatre in spring 2020. Now, the show finally debuts on that very same stage. ...what the end will be tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.
...what the end will be is a play about three generations of Black, gay men living in the same home. Living at the intersection of those two identities has shaped each man's life differently, and what it means to be Black and gay differs for them all. Weighing in on each other's experiences, as only family can, forces them to grapple with their own. The play is a look at the similarities and differences between fathers and sons and how they exhibit pride, patience, and pain.
Ra made his playwright debut with Roundabout in 2017, when the company produced his play Too Heavy For Your Pocket. The show was part of the Roundabout Underground program, which provides a platform for work by emerging playwrights, many of whom go on to get their works produced on Roundabout's larger stages later. Such was the case for Ra, now that Roundabout has commissioned ...what the end will be Off-Broadway. He's teamed up with Margot Bordelon, who directed the Too Heavy For Your Pocket production, once again for ...what the end will be. The play is Ra's second Off-Broadway show this season, after Rattlestick Playwrights Theater produced his play In The Southern Breeze in fall 2021.
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In ...what the end will be three generations of men live under one roof and grapple with their own truths of what it means to be black and gay. It’s an exploration of pride, pain, and patience through the unflinching eyes of fathers and sons.
May 12th, 2022
July 10th, 2022
Opening Soon, Plays
The Laura Pels Theatre
Cast and creative
By: Jiréh Breon Holder
Director: Margot Bordelon
Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company
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We know what the cast will be! The Off-Broadway premiere of Mansa Ra's ...what the end will be has announced casting ahead of its first performance at the Laura Pels Theater in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Performances begin May 12 ahead of a June 2 opening night, and the run is set to go through July 10.The cast includes POSE star Ryan Jamaal Swain as Antoine, Emerson Brooks as Maxwell Kennedy, Gerald Caesar as Tony Kennedy, Randy Harrison as Charles, Keith Randolph Smith...