From the producers: In the aftermath of a messy divorce and a daughter coming out as queer, Deborah is trying to keep things normal at home. But as black people continue to be killed beyond their four walls, the outside finds its way in, blurring the lines between family dynamics, politics, and the spirit world. How long can family dinners keep the dangers outside at bay? Filled with dark humor and boiling suspense, "Eve's Song" examines our present racial climate through the eyes of a regular American family.
Author Patricia Ione Lloyd is the 2017-2018 Tow Playwright in Residence at The Public and was a part of the 2015 Public Theater Emerging Writers Group. Her plays "Pretty Hunger" and "Eve’s Song" have been included on the Kilroy's List in 2016 and 2017. Her work has been developed by The Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Sundance, Labyrinth Theater, Red Bull Theatre, and Classical Theatre of Harlem, among others. Lloyd is the recipient of New Professional Theatre’s Emerging Playwright Award for her play "Black Tale," and the best play award from DUTF for her play "This Train is Bound for Glory." She was a writer on the AMC television show "Hap and Leonard."
"Eve's Song" stars De’Adre Aziza ("A Night with Janis Joplin," "Passing Strange"). Completing the cast are Karl Green, Ashley D. Kelley, Vernice Miller, Kadijah Raquel, Rachel Watson-Jih, and Tamara M. Williams. Obie Award winner Jo Bonney directs.
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