Previews Begin: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Opening Night: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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).
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Major support for The Studio at Stage II – Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series is provided by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Sugar in Our Wounds is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
Pictured: Donja R. Love (photo by Brandon Nick)
World Premiere by Donja R. Love
Directed by Saheem Ali