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Experience an intergenerational story in this twist on the American family play.
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About The Refuge Plays

Following his acclaimed play at New York Theatre Workshop, Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Whiting Award winner Nathan Alan Davis returns to New York with his latest work, The Refuge Plays. New York Theatre Workshop and Roundabout Theatre Company co-produce this engaging and surprising play that spans 70 years, features a cast of 10 actors, and asks, where and how do we seek refuge? Get The Refuge Play tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

The Refuge Plays starts on a dark night in the woods of southern Illinois. There, a ghost tells Gail that she will die within the next 24 hours. That’s just the beginning: The new play, premiering this fall, is a surprising and bold take on the classic American family drama, twisting and overthrowing the genre to create something exciting, memorable, and daringly fresh.

Patricia McGregor, the newly appointed artistic director of New York Theatre Workshop and the inaugural Artist in Residence for Adam Driver’s nonprofit Arts in the Armed Forces, directs an ensemble cast in an explosive show that also features movement, original music, and more. The Refuge Plays in New York is at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, a home for audacious new plays.

For this piece, Davis returns to New York Theatre Workshop, where he was a 2050 Artistic Fellow and NYTW Usual Suspect. His previous hit there, Nat Turner in Jerusalem, earned rave reviews: New York Magazine wrote that the play was as “mysterious and open-ended as possible, and thus, in its way, more terrifying.” This is emblematic of Davis’s enthralling works, which dare to challenge and reinvent form.

Don’t miss this contemporary story, which is for anyone who is seeking love, seeking family, or seeking refuge. Get tickets to The Refuge Plays off Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

Run time

3 hours 15 minutes

Start date

September 16th, 2023

End date

November 12th, 2023


Plays, Off Broadway



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350 Reviews

John Ned

John Ned

171 Reviews | 179 Followers
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you want a play with great story telling that keeps your interest. Cast giving wonderful performances creating characters to care about.

Don’t see it if you really can not invest 3 & half hours into a play. I originally was not looking forward to attending such a long play, but time flew by.



759 Reviews | 422 Followers
Resonant, Profound, Great acting, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if A powerful & epic production which spans several generations of an African-American family. Outstanding acting & direction.

Don’t see it if Some audience members might find it difficult to sit through a three act play with 3 intermissions.

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

598 Reviews | 285 Followers
Epic, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if An incredible journey of 5 Afr-Am generatns in 70 yrs,takes place after WWII&is abt loss&grief played in a v peaceful way,but it's also abt*

Don’t see it if The 1st act,w culturally specific accents, was challenging2me;2nd&3rd acts were fine.It's also long but this gt production is worth yr time.



1214 Reviews | 486 Followers
Epic, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like to take a journey. At close to four hours this is definitely a commitment but one with a payoff if you appreciate subtly and charm.

Don’t see it if You’re not willing to pay the price. This is long and it’s not exactly filled with action. It is full of quirky, interesting characters.

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Our Review

'The Refuge Plays' review — an epic journey through time, space, and family

4 of 5
11 Oct 2023, 13:33
Read our four-star review of The Refuge Plays, written by Nathan Alan Davis and starring Nicole Ari Park, at Roundabout Theatre Company off Broadway.

The Refuge Plays cast and creative team

By: Nathan Alan Davis
Director: Patricia McGregor
Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company and New York Theatre Workshop
Cast list: Ngozi Jane Anyanwu (as Joy), Jerome Preston Bates (as Reginald), Jessica Frances Dukes (as Gail), Jon Michael Hill (as Walking Man), Mallori Taylor Johnson (as Symphony), Lizan Mitchell (as Clydette), Nicole Ari Parker (as Early), Daniel J. Watts (as Crazy Eddie), Lance Coadie Williams (as Dax), JJ Wynder (as Ha-Ha)
Design: Arnulfo Maldonado
Costumes: Emilio Sosa
Lighting: Stacey Derosier
Sound: Marc Anthony Thompson
Other info: Original music and vocal soundscapes by Imani Uzuri, movement coordination by Paloma McGregor

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