Sugar in Our Wounds

Name: New York City Center-Stage II
Address: 131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Production Details
First performance date: June 5, 2018
Opening date: June 19, 2018
Closing date: July 8, 2018
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
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 (Kill Move Paradise).
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Manhattan Theatre Club Producer
Donja R. Love Playwright
Michael Thurber Original Music
Saheem Ali Director
Darrell Grand Moultrie Movement
Arnulfo Maldonado Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite1 Costume Designer
Jason Lyons Lighting Designer
Palmer Hefferan Sound Designer
Cookie Jordan Hair/Make-Up

1Credited as Dede Ayite.

Actor Role
Stephanie Berry Aunt Mama
Sheldon Best James
Fern Cozine Isabel
Tiffany Rachelle Stewart Mattie
Chinaza Uche Henry