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.

Tickets to ...what the end will be are available now. Book ...what the end will be tickets on New York Theatre Guide now.

About ...what the end will be:

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.

Jiréh Breon Holder
Roundabout Theatre Company
Margot Bordelon
Jiyoun Chang
Palmer Hefferan
Reid Thompson
Emilio Sosa
Cast list:
Ryan Jamaal Swain (as Antoine), Emerson Brooks (as Maxwell Kennedy), Gerald Caesar (as Tony Kennedy), Randy Harrison (as Charles), Keith Randolph Smith (as Bartholomew Kennedy), Tiffany Villarin (as Chloe)
...what the end will be Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
May 12, 2022
Opening date: 
June 2, 2022
July 10, 2022

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Mansa Ra
'…what the end will be' sets complete Off-Broadway cast
April 12, 2022

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 as Bartholomew Kennedy, and Tiffany Villarin as Chloe.