The location for The House That Will Not Stand, now at the New York Theatre Workshop, is Faubourg Tremé, New Orleans, Louisiana. The date – and this is the important part – is 1813. A decade earlier Napoleon sold a beaucoup chunk of land (The Louisianna Purchase - 828,000 square miles for 15 Million dollars. Or 529,920,000 acres – not a bad trade) to the U.S. A decade later things in New... Read more
The House That Will Not Stand
New York Theatre Workshop concludes its 2017-2018 off-Broadway season with the New York premiere of The House That Will Not Stand, written by Marcus Gardley and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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Inspired by Federico García Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, The House That Will Not Stand is set in the heat of summer in 1813, as Louisiana is passed from France to the US. On the eve of the transfer, freedom hangs in the balance for a steely widow and her three eligible daughters, all free women of color.