Late one night and deep in the haunting woods of southern Illinois, a ghost tells a woman, Gail, she will die within the next 24 hours. And so begins Whiting Award winner Nathan Alan Davis’s compelling and time-hopping new drama, The Refuge Plays, off Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre. Get The Refuge Plays tickets on TodayTix.
The Refuge Plays is a modern, sprawling epic that traces one Black family across 70 years, unspooling their heritage over the decades and inventing a new kind of family play to enrich and diversify the American canon.
Full of heart, humor, and plenty of surprises, The Refuge Plays promises to be a singular theatrical experience. Unfolding over three generations, this new work features an ensemble cast under Patricia McGregor’s keen direction.
Don’t miss this contemporary story that is for anyone seeking love, seeking family, or seeking refuge. Get tickets to The Refuge Plays off Broadway on TodayTix.
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The Refuge Plays is a co-production between Roundabout Theatre Company and New York Theatre Workshop, Playwright Nathan Alan Davis previously collaborated with NYTW with his acclaimed play Nat Turner in Jerusalem. Of that show, The Village Voice said, “The sparse, persuasive two-hander examines America's racial history, but feels disturbingly close to the present day.”
Working in similar thematic territory, Alan now makes his Roundabout Theatre Company debut with The Refuge Plays. Both New York Theatre Workshop and Roundabout are homes for adventurous new plays, and further support for the work comes from the Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, which has helped produce countless premieres.
In this bold reimagining of “the family play,” Davis subverts and recreates a classic fixture of the American drama. Alan’s play continues themes of belonging and love that pulse through the veins of his other vital works.
3 hours 15 minutes
September 16th, 2023
November 12th, 2023
Roundabout Theatre Company - Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre
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