Downtown Race Riot

Name: Pershing Square Signature Center-The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Address: 480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: November 14, 2017
Opening date: November 26, 2017
Closing date: December 23, 2017
Links: Official Website
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Production Description
On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young men – all white except one – descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld’s Downtown Race Riot takes us back to this day, in the cramped Village apartment of Mary Shannon (Chloë Sevigny), a strung-out, free-wheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot. The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever. A snapshot of a time not so different than today, when a new social freedom ran smack into the forces of reaction, and when the stakes were truly life and death.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The New Group Producer
Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Playwright
Scott Elliott Director
UncleDave's Fight House Fight Director
Derek McLane Set Designer
Clint Ramos Costume Designer
Yael Lubetzky Lighting Designer
M.L. Dogg Sound Designer
Bridget Klapinski Press Representative
Valerie A. Peterson Production Stage Manager
Judy Henderson1 Casting

1 Credited as Judy Henderson, CSA.

Actor Role
Cristian DeMeo N/A
David Levi N/A
Moise Morancy N/A
Daniel Oreskes N/A
Sadie Scott N/A
Chloe Sevigny Mary Shannon
Daniel Sovich N/A