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Eve's Song

 
Rachel Watson-Jih in Eve’s Song at The Public Theater | Photo: Joan Marcus

Rachel Watson-Jih in Eve’s Song at The Public Theater | Photo: Joan Marcus

A genre-bending new drama about the haunting of a black family in America from The Public’s Emerging Writers Group alum and 2017-18 Tow Playwright-in-Residence Patricia Ione Lloyd (Pretty Hunger) and Obie Award-winning director Jo Bonney (Mlima's Tale)
Movement direction by Stefanie Batten Bland

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.

Featuring De’Adre Aziza (Deborah), Karl Green (Mark), Ashley D. Kelley (Upendo), Vernice Miller (Spirit Woman), Kadijah Raquel (Lauren), Rachel Watson-Jih (Spirit Woman), Tamara M. Williams (Spirit Woman), and Gameela Wright (Deborah understudy)

Ashley D. Kelley and Rachel Watson-Jih | Photo Joan Marcus

Ashley D. Kelley and Rachel Watson-Jih | Photo Joan Marcus


Scenic Designer: Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Designer: Emilio Sosa
Lighting Designer: Lap Chi Chu
Sound Designer: Elisheba Ittoop
Projections Designer: Hana S. Kim
Hair & Wig Designer: J. Jared Janas
Movement Director: Stefanie Batten Bland
Production Stage Manager: Linda Marvel
Stage Manager: Genevieve Kersh

SAVVY & SMART. What it has to say about black lives in peril is genuinely terrifying.
— Ben Brantley, NY Times