He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box
About He Brought Her Heart Back
Set in Georgia and New York City in 1941, this new work by one of America’s greatest living dramatists is a heartbreaking and nail-biting memory tale of segregation, theatrical yearning, and doomed love. The action, driven by lyrical parallel monologues and a chilling tour through a storeroom of charged images, braids together the indignities of Jim Crow, rising Nazism, sexual hypocrisy, Christopher Marlowe, and the lingering shadow of a terrible crime. Adrienne Kennedy, the doyenne of African-American drama, is also one of America’s most celebrated dramatic innovators. The world premiere of her first new play in a decade is directed by Evan Yionoulis.
45 minutes, no intermission
262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Theatre For a New Audience's permanent home, the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, opened in October 2013. Located in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District, the 299-seat Elizabethan courtyard Mainstage is the first theater built in New York City for Shakespeare and classic drama since Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont opened in the 1960s.