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.
has written and performed four acclaimed solo plays: PRETTY FIRE (LA Drama Critics & NAACP Awards); NEAT (Irving and Blanche Laurie Theatre Vision Award & Outer Critics Circle Award nom); IN REAL LIFE (Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award noms, Audelco, NAACP Awards); and THE NIGHT WATCHER (LA Drama Critics Award). Recent acting credits: Jeremy O. Harris’ DADDY; HAMLET (Gertrude; dir. by Sam Gold); IN THE BLOOD (Obie Award). She was in the original Broadway company of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN’ (Tony & Drama Desk Award noms). Regional: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at La Jolla Playhouse; THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Shakespeare Theatre Company. She is a regular on the FX series POSE and reoccurs on both PRODIGAL SON and SNEAKY PETE. Woodard trained at the Goodman School of Drama, received an honorary Doctorate from DePaul University, and is a member of The Actor’s Studio.Charlayne Woodard Playwright
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
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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