On Sugarland Tickets
On Sugarland: What to expect - 1
On Sugarland: What to expect - 2
On Sugarland: What to expect - 3
On Sugarland: What to expect - 4
On Sugarland: What to expect - 5
On Sugarland: What to expect - 6
On Sugarland: What to expect - 7
On Sugarland: What to expect - 8
On Sugarland: What to expect - 9
New York, NY

On Sugarland Tickets

Obie Award-winning playwright Aleshea Harris' newest work.
On Sugarland: What to expect - 1
On Sugarland: What to expect - 2
View all
On Sugarland: What to expect - 3
On Sugarland Tickets

About On Sugarland

On Sugarland, by Aleshea Harris, premieres at New York Theatre Workshop as part of the 2021-2022 Off-Broadway season. On Sugarland tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

In the On Sugarland play, the titular town holds years of cultural history. It's unassuming from the outside — Sugarland comprises three mobile homes in a cul-de-sac — but those houses are stuffed with folk art, keepsakes, and treasures from many generations past. A generational divide is at the heart of the play's story, too — between 12-year-old Sadie, who opens the play telling the audience a legend of her great-great-great grandmother and professing that she can reanimate the dead; and Odella, her oft-drunk aunt who thinks little of Sadie's intelligence, shrinking her to make herself feel more powerful in the face of her own shortcomings.

Missing from the intergenerational equation is Sadie's mother, who Sadie knows little about. She uses her talents to call on her matriarchal ancestors, and the rest of the Sugarland residents also gather each day to call upon the dead. On Sugarland is a story of spiritual survival and the shared struggle and resilience of Black women across generations, as well as "a ritual reclamation of timeless grief."

On Sugarland Off-Broadway is the third show by playwright Aleshea Harris to premiere in New York in the past four years. Her 2016 play Is God Is opened off Broadway at Soho Rep in 2018, two years after the play won the American Playwriting Foundation's Relentless Award, and the production received three Obie Awards. Also in 2018, her "play/pageant/ritual" What to Send Up When It Goes Down made its New York debut with The Movement Theatre Company and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. The show was includes as part of The Public Theater's 2020 Under the Radar Festival and was just performed at Playwrights Horizons in fall 2021.

Director Whitney White is a frequent collaborator with Harris, having helmed What to Send Up at Playwrights Horizons and The Public. In New York, some of her recent directing work includes the filmed theatrical experience Semblance in 2021, For All the Women Who Thought they Were Mad at Soho Rep in 2019, and the world premiere of Our Dear Dead Drug Lord at WP Theater in 2019, earning her an Obie Award for directing.

Get tickets to On Sugarland off Broadway now.

Start date

February 7th, 2022

End date

March 20th, 2022

Categories

On Sugarland: What to expect - 1
On Sugarland: What to expect - 2
On Sugarland: What to expect - 3
On Sugarland: What to expect - 4
View all
On Sugarland: What to expect - 5

38 Reviews

Wish I Could See Them All

Wish I Could See Them All

792 Reviews | 250 Followers
90
Great writing / acting / directing / staging, Resonant, Theatrical, Ambitious, Intense

See it if Powerful dramatic characters and sweeping themes. Took its time to develop, but held my interest with great theatrics & humor.

Don’t see it if You prefer a clear, linear story. The author uses dialog fragments, chanting/dance, sound/lights, and symbolism to help convey themes.

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

753 Reviews | 421 Followers
97
Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This powerful & must see drama weaves a story of African-Americans young men & fighting for their country.

Don’t see it if If you wanted a musical with happy thoughts then this is not your show!

Michael Elsasser

Michael Elsasser

273 Reviews | 84 Followers
96
Masterful, Profound, Resonant, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if lives on this cul-de-sac are kind of quirky yet relatable. Their lives are in the grasp of war and grief and racism. Life shared uniquely

Don’t see it if It’s not a musical and it is very earthy and emotional. Racism touches every aspect of our lives and this might be hard to hear

GreatAvi

GreatAvi

535 Reviews | 136 Followers
87
Challenging, Memorable, Great writing

See it if you like surreal allegorical plays, very well-written and smartly directed,epic & intimate,poetic & character-driven, ritualistic & casual.

Don’t see it if you need a simple narrative story, get easily confused, dislike any kind of artistic repetition, or just don't like long plays.

View all reviews

On Sugarland cast and creative team

By: Aleshea Harris
Director: Whitney White

Venue

79 East 4th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10003

More information about On Sugarland

Sugarland is on precarious soil—three mobile homes line a southern cul-de-sac replete with years and years of decorative folk-art treasures and keepsakes. Twelve-year-old Sadie calls on generations of matriarchal ancestors to find the truth about her mother while the denizens of Sugarland rise each day to holler for the dead—conscripted soldiers lost to a greedy war—in a ritual reclamation of timeless grief.

Tickets

Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.

Get the latest updates on On Sugarland

Sign up to our mailing list to receive exclusive offers, new show ticket alerts and seasonal promotions. You can unsubscribe at any time.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy

Subscribe to our newsletter to unlock exclusive New York theatre updates!

Special offers, reviews and release dates for the best shows in town.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy