A deceased patriarch, a family reunion, a buried secret — these may seem like familiar ingredients of an American drama, but in Appropriate, playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins explores them in freshly startling and darkly comedic ways. Starring Emmy Award winner Sarah Paulson and mining rich terrain that cuts to the core of America’s psyche — and original sin — Appropriate on Broadway is a searing new play from one of theatre’s most exciting voices. Get Appropriate tickets on TodayTix.
In the Appropriate play, now returning to New York after an acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere, the dysfunctional Lafayette family returns to their Arkansas plantation following the recent death of their father. What starts as a warm-enough reunion full of old wisecracks and sibling affection turns into something more mysterious. An estranged sibling shows up and a dark relic is unearthed on the land revealing an unsavory, grotesque part of the Lafayette family past.
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Premiering in 2013 at Signature Theatre, Appropriate in New York was celebrated as a blazing play that overturns the classic family drama. The New York Times raved, that Appropriate is "piercingly clear, with carefully drawn characters who speak in crisp and fluid dialogue. It’s a remarkable and devious play.”
Now, the play comes to Broadway starring Sarah Paulson, now known for her Emmy-winning onscreen career. Appropriate is directed by new-play maverick Lila Neugebauer, who has staged similar ensemble works such as The Wolves (for which she won the Obie Award), Miles for Mary (Drama Desk Award nomination), and Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie (Lucille Lortel Award nomination).
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