2021/2022 Season

The Garden

World-Premiere Play

September 21 – October 17, 2021 | Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

By Charlayne Woodard | Directed by Patricia McGregor

Co-Produced with Baltimore Center Stage

Written by the Tony Award® nominated artist Charlayne Woodard, this moving world premiere play explores the complex relationship between two “alpha” women: Claire Rose, an elderly Black woman and her middle-aged daughter, Cassandra. After not speaking to each other for the past three years, Cassandra shows up unexpectedly at her mother’s garden gate, attempting to reconcile old wounds. Both women give as good as they get, taking us on a rollercoaster ride unearthing conflicts and secrets of the past, and creating magic in the process.

Artwork courtesy of Suzanne Coley and Baltimore Center Stage.

Cast & Creators
Image of Patricia McGregor Patricia McGregor Director

Productions include LIGHTS OUT: NAT "KING" COLE (co-writer & director, Geffen Playhouse, People’s Light); WHAT YOU ARE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, MEAURE FOR MEASURE (The Old Globe); GOOD GRIEF (Center Theater Group); HAMLET (Public Theater); UGLY LIES THE BONE (Roundabout Theatre); BROWNSVILLE SONG… (Lincoln Center); INDOMITABLE: JAMES BROWN (The Apollo); and the world premiere of HURT VILLAGE (Signature Theatre). She was Associate Director of FELA! on Broadway and for many years has directed THE 24-HOUR PLAYS. McGregor served as director for HBO emerging writer’s showcase. She co-founded Angela’s Pulse with her sister, choreographer & organizer Paloma McGregor, and sits on the advisory board of Adam Driver’s Arts in the Armed Forces and the Parent Artist Advocacy League. She attended the Yale School of Drama, where she was Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret.

Patricia McGregor Director
Venue Info

Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

The Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre is a black box flexible theatre seating up to 450 patrons, and the centerpiece of the 6,500-square-foot Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center.

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