Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
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.