Dot adds extra performances at Vineyard Theatre

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The NY premiere of Dot, written by Tony nominee Colman Domingo and directed by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, has now added extra performances and will conclude its limited run at off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre on 24 March 2016. It was originally scheduled to close on 13 March and was initially extended through to 20 March.

Previews began at the Vineyard Theatre on 4 February 2016, before an official opening on 23 February.

Synopsis: "Dot concerns what happens when family matriarch Dotty and her three adult children gather for the holidays with more than exchanging presents on their minds. As Dotty struggles to navigate life with dementia, her children fight to balance care for their mother and care for themselves. A testament to the enduring bonds of family, this hilarious and moving new play grapples unforgettably with aging parents, midlife crises, and the heart of an inner city neighborhood."

The cast includes Marjorie Johnson (Dot), Colin Hanlon (Adam), Finnerty Steeves (Jackie), Libya V. Pugh (Averie), Michael Rosen (Fidel), Sharon Washington (Shelly) and Stephen Conrad Moore (Donnie).

The creative team behind Dot features scenic design by Allen Moyer, costume design by Kara Harmon, lighting design by Ben Stanton and sound design by Tom Morse.

Ms. Johnson originated the title role at its world premiere at the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival earlier this year. She previously appeared on Broadway in 'The Little Foxes' and off-Broadway in 'Hoodoo Love,' 'M: The Mandela Saga,' and 'The House of Bernarda Alba.'

Colman Domingo's previous play 'A Boy and His Soul' ran at the Vineyard Theatre in 2009. He is best-known as an actor on both Broadway and off-Broadway stages, providing commanding performances in 'Passing Strange' and 'The Scottsboro Boys.'

- by Tom Millward

Marjorie Johnson in Dot More production photos

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