Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

LAMDA Production

Linbury Studio Theatre, February 2020

Directed by Gretchen Egolf 

Set and Costume Designer: Niall McKeever 

Assistant Director: Fred Wienand 

Technical Stage Manager/Lighting: Waverley Moran

Technical Stage Manager/Sound: Hattie North

Costume Supervisor: Anya Magee

Production Manager: Bella Kear

The Lafayette family gather at their late father’s home in Arkansas to bury the hatchet and prepare the former plantation for its Estate Sale. Until, that is, they make a discovery which changes everything.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins takes on the rich tradition of American family drama in his gripping play about ghosts and the legacies we are left with.

The set piece of architecture ambiguously suspended between construction and destruction, growth and collapse; showcased as if it were an archeological find.

The idea was to create an impression of the Lafayette's former plantation house - an enigmatic architectural object thrown or exploded into the theatre space, shattered and mutilated. 

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