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Recording artist Alicia Keys presents a new play about the relationships within one welltodo African American family, as they evolve during a summer weekend of revelations and romance.
According to press notes, the play "follows the LeVays, an affluent black family who come together to spend a summer weekend at their Martha's Vineyard home. The adult sons, aspiring novelist Kent and golden boy plastic surgeon Flip, have each brought their respective ladies (one black and one white) to meet the parents. Food, drink and Trivial Pursuit tangle with class, race and identity politics in this contemporary comedy of manners."
Ms. Keys, who will be making her Broadway producing debut but will not appear in the play, recently said "I'm passionate about this play because it is so beautifully written and portrays Black America in a way that we don't often get to see in entertainment." Director Kenny Leon (who will also be represented on Broadway with "The Mountaintop" this fall) has compared the work of playwright Lydia R. Diamond to that of August Wilson, America's preeminent black playwright who passed away tragically in 2005. The prolific Ms. Diamond's other plays include "The Bluest Eye," "The Gift Horse," "Stage Black," "Harriet Jacobs," and "Voyeurs de Venus," which was a past winner of Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Play.
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|Saturday:||2:00PM & 8:00PM|
|Sunday:||3:00PM & 7:30PM|