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Chinaza Uche & Sheldon Best in Sugar in Our Wounds

Manhattan Theatre Club's Sugar in Our Wounds extends at New York City Center

The world premiere of Donja R. Love's Sugar in Our Wounds will now play its final performance on July 15, 2018.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a 1-week extension for its current world premiere production of Sugar in Our Wounds, written by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali, which began previews at New York City Center's Studio at Stage II on June 5, 2018, and officially opened on June 19. Initially scheduled to conclude on July 8, the limited engagement will now run through to July 15, 2018.

Synopsis: "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."

The complete cast includes Stephanie Berry (as Aunt Mama), Sheldon Best (as James), Fern Cozine (as Isabel), Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (as Mattie), and Chinaza Uche (as Henry).

The creative team has also been announced and features scenic design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Jason Lyons, sound design by Palmer Hefferan, original music by Michael Thurber, movement by Darrell Grand Moultrie, and hair & makeup design by Cookie Jordan.

Manhattan Theatre Club's production at New York City Center's Stage I is the world premiere of Anthony Giardina's Dan Cody's Yacht, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, which continues its limited engagement through to July 8, 2018.

Sugar in Our Wounds Tickets are available now for performances through to July 15, 2018.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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