Hurt Village extends run by one week

The Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Katori Hall's Hurt Village, directed by Patricia McGregor, has extended its run at the Linney Theatre by one week, and will now run through to 25 Mar 2012.

Hurt Village opened at the Linney Theatre on 27 Feb 2012, following previews from 7 Feb 2012, and was originally scheduled to close on 18 Mar 2012. The play is the inaugural production in the The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the new Signature Center.

The show opened to mixed, but mostly good reviews: Has ... problems, being depressing isn't one of them (NY Times); Has enough grace notes to make you stand up & pay attention (NY Post); Dramatically unruly but terrifically exciting(Variety).

The cast features Marsha Stephanie Blake (Crank), Nicholas Christopher (Cornbread), Corey Hawkins (Buggy), Charles Hudson III (Ebony), Ron Cephas Jones (Tony C), Joaquina Kalukango (Cookie), Tonya Pinkins (Big Mama), Saycon Sengbloh (Toyia) and Lloyd Watts (Skillet).

Hurt Village: It's the end of a long summer in Hurt Village, a housing project in Memphis, Tennessee. A government Hope Grant means relocation for many of the project's residents, including Cookie, a thirteen year-old aspiring rapper, along with her mother Crank and great-grandmother Big Mama. As the family prepares to move, Cookie's father Buggy unexpectedly returns from a tour of duty in Iraq. Ravaged by the war, Buggy struggles to find a position in his disintegrating community, along with a place in his daughter's wounded heart.

The show features set design by David Gallo, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting by Sarah Sidman and sound by Rob Kaplowitz.

Nicholas Christopher (Cornbread) and Corey Hawkins (Buggy) More production photographs

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