Part of the Ruth Easton New Play Series.
the bandaged place
by Playwrights’ Center Core Writer Harrison David Rivers
When a former lover resurfaces, re-opening a painful wound, Jonah Irby is forced to turn to his precocious daughter and his tough love grandmother for support. A brutal and lyrical play about the things we hang on to and the price of moving forward.
Director: Saheem Ali**
Cast: Brandon Gill*, Faye Price*, Awazi Jaafaru, Bradley Hildebrandt, and James Rodriguez*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association; **Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.
FROM HARRISON: “the bandaged place is the play I said I would never write. Swore, really. Admittedly, my plays tend to borrow from real life, from my real life, but more than any of my other writings, the events of this play… well, suffice it to say that they hit incredibly close to home… definitely too close for any kind of comfort. This ‘closeness’ is probably why it had to be written. I don’t remember who it was that said to me, ‘Write what scares you most, what keeps you up at night, what haunts you.’ the bandaged place is that for me—the thing that continues to haunt.” Read an interview with Harrison about the play »
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