FALL 2021 – HAYES THEATER
A NEW PLAY BY
In this stirring new play from the team of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey (Ruined, Sweat), a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by their shared quest to create the perfect sandwich. You’ll want a seat at the table for this funny, moving, and urgent play. It’s an example of Nottage’s “genius for bringing politically charged themes to life by embodying them in ordinary characters living ordinary lives” (The Wall Street Journal).
The production is supported by a grant from the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.
Recent: Opera adaptation of Intimate Apparel (LCT), Floyd’s (Guthrie), The Secret Life of Bees Musical (Atlantic). Upcoming: MJ (Broadway). Plays include Mlima’s Tale, Sweat (Pulitzer Prize, Obie, Evening Standard Award, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize); By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lilly Award); Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, Obie, Lortel, NY Drama Critics’ Circle, AUDELCO, Drama Desk and OCC awards); Intimate Apparel (American Theatre Critics and NYDCC awards). TV: Writer/producer She's Gotta Have It (Netflix). PEN/Laura Pels Master Dramatist Award, Doris Duke Artist Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, a Guggenheim Grant, Lucille Lortel Fellowship, Associate Professor at Columbia.
Broadway: Sweat (Studio 54), Miracle Worker (Circle in the Square). Off Broadway: All the Natalie Portmans (MCC), Songs for a New World (Encores Off Center), The Cardinal, How I Learned to Drive (Second Stage), Ruined (Manhattan Theatre Club), Her Requiem (Lincoln Center Theatre), Aubergine, Fabulation and Inked Baby (Playwrights Horizons), The Piano Teacher (the Vineyard) among others. Regional credits include the Goodman, the Geffen, South Coast Rep, The Guthrie Sundance Theatre Lab, Shakespeare Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, the Huntington, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, Arena among others. Her opera direction has been seen at the Chatelet in Paris and Teatro Municipal in Brazil.