The Niceties

Name: New York City Center/ Stage II
Address: 131 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Production Details
First performance date: October 12, 2018
Opening date: October 25, 2018
Links: Official Website

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Production Description
At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone. Written with powerful truth and humor by Eleanor Burgess, this deeply resonant work is directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced). The Washington Post hails it as “a barnstormer of a play,” adding that it’s “one of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.”
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Manhattan Theatre Club1 Producer
Eleanor Burgess Playwright
Kimberly Senior Director
Cameron Anderson Set Designer
Kara Harmon Costume Designer
D.M. Wood Lighting Designer
Elisheba Ittoop Sound Designer

1Credited as MTC.

Actor Role
Lisa Banes Janine
Jordan Boatman Zoe