Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company | September 12 – October 11, 2015 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
In this subversive take on a classic American genre, the estranged members of the Lafayette clan gather at their crumbling Arkansas plantation home to mourn the loss of their patriarch and settle his estate. While sifting through a lifetime of memories and junk, they make a gruesome discovery that forces them to confront their family’s dark racist past.
"An outstanding evening of theatre!" — EdgeBoston
"You don't want to miss this one." — Broadwayworld.com
Reviews & Press
"The SpeakEasy production showcases Jacobs-Jenkins’s gift for devising an imaginative conceptual framework around the message that we’re all haunted by history, try to bury it though we might." — The Boston Globe
"M. Bevin O’Gara imbues the production with the same sort of ringing authenticity that characterized her work on earlier SpeakEasy Stage Company productions like Tribes and Clybourne Park." — WBUR The ARTery
"The SpeakEasy Stage production is a blockbuster! [Director] M. Bevin O’Gara makes sure that each character is given his or her own tightly-wound spin — individual warts and wrinkles are exposed and then merged into the collective mishegas of the ensemble." — ArtsFuse