Sugar in Our Wounds

Sugar in Our Wounds

Manhattan Theatre Club continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season with the world premiere of Donja R. Love's Sugar in Our Wounds.

Performances take place at the Studio at Stage II inside New York City Center.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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Running time: 
1hr 45mins (no intermission)
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About Sugar in Our Wounds:

On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker and playwright Donja R. Love's exploration of queer love at pivotal moments in Black history.

Donja R. Love
Manhattan Theatre Club
Saheem Ali
Jason Lyons
Palmer Hefferan
Arnulfo Maldonado
Dede Ayite
Cast list:
Stephanie Berry (as Aunt Mama), Sheldon Best (as James), Fern Cozine (as Isabel), Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (as Mattie), and Chinaza Uche (as Henry)
Other info:
Original Music by Michael Thurber, Movement by Darrell Grand Moultrie, and Hair & Makeup Design by Cookie Jordan
Sugar in Our Wounds Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
June 5, 2018
Opening date: 
June 19, 2018
July 15, 2018

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

New York City Center

131 West 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue), New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
57th Street stations

Our Sugar in Our Wounds Review

Donja Love was set on the path of truth the day he came out to his mother. She said, “As a parent, all you want is for your child to live an easy life, but you won’t. Your life will be hard, because there are millions of people in this world who don’t even know you and want you dead.” As he puts it, this honesty set him on a course to discover Queer Black narratives. Like Tarrell Alvin... Read more