BY: Leroi Jones
DIRECTED BY: Michael S. Pieper
CAST: Robert Hines III, Su Sazama, Sally Patton, Kym Janowicz, Aaron Boucher, Aaron Reisner, Lydia York, Gary Sugarman
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Richard Norwood, Michael S. Pieper, Michael Garvey
SET DESIGN: Michael S. Pieper, Richard Norwood
STAGE MANAGER: Bob Rusch
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Segura Inc., Susana Rguez-de-Tenbleque
“Michael S. Pieper creates an atmosphere of simmering tension.”
-Lucia Mauro, The Chicago Sun-Times
An unforgettable subway ride of seduction.
Leroi Jones’ critically acclaimed tale of a young African-American man’s seduction by a lascivious woman that ends in racial rage.
A man, a woman, and a subway filled with seduction, humiliation and society’s cycle of racism.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Leroi Jones (Immanu Amiri Baraka) was born in Newark, NJ (1934), attended Rutgers and gratuated from Howard University. He did graduate work at the New School for Social Research and at Columbia. In addition to writing plays, poems, stories, and essays, he founded the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/ School. He continues to be active as a writer and educator.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Michael S. Pieper
Michael is currently the Head of Acting at the Second city Training Center. He created this program almost nine years ago with the late Martin da Maat. He also was on the faculty of the United States International University of San Diego for 8 years and Artistic Director of the North Coast Repertory Theatre Conservatory in San Diego for four years. In Chicago, Michael was Artistic Director at the Boxer Rebellion Theatre and Resident Director/Artistic Associate at the Trap Door Theatre. He has been a Guest Director and Instructor at Northern Illinois University over the past 7 years. He has directed over 80 productions in his career. His plays have received 9 Jeff recommendations, 7 Jeff nominations, 3 Jeff citations and 5 After Dark Awards.
Opened: April 1997