Sugar in Our Wounds

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit), as part of MTC’s upcoming 2017-2018 season.

Sugar in Our Wounds will begin previews May 22, 2018 ahead of a June 5, 2018 opening night at The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center – Stage II (131 West 55th Street).

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On a plantation during the Civil War, a mystical tree stretches toward heaven. It protects James, a young slave, while he reads newspapers about the imminent possibility of freedom, as the battle rages on. When a brooding stranger arrives, James and his makeshift family take the man in. Soon, an unexpected bond leads to a striking romance, and everyone is in uncharted territory. But is love powerful enough to set your true self free? This lyrical and lushly realized play is part of poet, filmmaker and playwright Donja R. Love's exploration of queer love at pivotal moments in Black history. Directing is Saheem Ali (Nollywood Dreams).

Casting, creative team, and other listings information for Sugar in Our Wounds will be announced at a later date.