“WE’RE FINALLY FREE.”
Provocateur Thomas Bradshaw revisits his incendiary 2008 play Southern Promises in a new production helmed by The Flea’s Artistic Director, Niegel Smith. On his deathbed, a plantation owner vows to set his slaves free, but when his wife rejects the request chaos erupts on the plantation. Based on slave narratives and featuring an all PoC company of actors, Southern Promises is a brilliant examination of the deeply disturbing and utterly corrupting power of American slavery and its lasting grip on our country’s hearts and institutions. The Flea ends its Color Brave Season bringing this haunting reality onto the stage of The Sam.
Southern Promises features The Bats, the resident acting company at The Flea including Adam Coy, Darby Davis, Marcus Jones, Timothy Park, Yvonne Jessica Pruitt, Jahsiah Rivera, Shakur Tolliver, Adrian Washington, Selamawit Worku, and Brittany Zaken.
The creative team includes Jason Sherwood (Scenic Designer), Claudia Brown (Costume Designer), Jorge Arroyo (Lighting Designer), Fabian Obispo (Sound Designer), Nikiya Mathis (Hair/Makeup Designer), Arnold Mungioli (Casting Director), Rocio Mendez (Violence/Intimacy Choreographer), Tyler Thomas (Assistant Director), Courtney Kupfershmidt (Assistant Scenic Designer/Properties Master), Ethan Olsen (Assistant Lighting Designer), Keenan Hurley (Assistant Sound Designer) and Anna Kovacs (Stage Manager).
Student rush tickets are available 10 minutes prior to curtain for $10, based on availability and with a valid student ID. (Student rush is available for Flea produced shows only.)
*All tickets include an additional $2 Theater Restoration Fee, which keeps the lights on in our new digs.