THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Executive Director, Crystal Field
the MAINSTAGE PRODUCTION OF:
THE WHITE BLACKS
EXTRA PERFORMANCES at 7:30 PM on NOVEMBER 30, DECEMBER 1 & 2
November 10 – 27, 2022 — Extension November 30, December 1 & 2
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM
Extra matinee performance Saturday, November 26 at 3 PM
No showtime on Thanksgiving Day, November 24
To have the most diverse and inclusive gathering possible, we are selling tickets at various price points.
• General Admission is $20
• If you need a little help to attend, choose our “Pay What I Can,” half-priced ticket.
• If you are able to help us pay the talented cast and crew while offsetting the cost for those who need a little help, choose a “Pay It Forward” option (with our gratitude.)
• Rush tickets at any price may be available at the Box Office 30 minutes before each show.
Each price is for one ticket/one seat only.
• Pay It Forward $100 (one ticket)
• Pay It Forward $50 (one ticket)
• General Admission $20 (one ticket)
• Pay What I Can $10 (one ticket)
Box Office (212) 254-1109
Two hours and 30 minutes; with an intermission
Theater for the New City is pleased to bring back for a MAINSTAGE SHOWCASE**:
Melanie Maria Goodreaux’s THE WHITE BLACKS: In 1970s New Orleans, a Black “Creole” family is torn apart by members who ‘pass for white’ while others build Black Power and the matriarch clings to racial ideals that are fading fast. Inspired by the playwright’s own family, the story offers an insider’s look at the common but largely untold story of Southern Creoles’— a culture proud of its Black heritage but plagued with grief over those “passing” to flee racism and achieve status and opportunity. Love lives long here in the gumbo of acerbic wit, romance and pain, abandonment and longing, hiding, personal authenticity and the complexities of “coming home.”
Written and Directed by Melanie Maria Goodreaux
Justine J. Hall*
Kristina Rose King*
Christine Sloan Stoddard*
*Appearing Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
*Equity Approved Showcase
Behind the Scenes
Director – Melanie Maria Goodreaux
Stage Manager – Mollie Frankel
Set/Props – Lytza Colon
Lighting Design – Alex Bartenieff
Video/Projectionist – Dave Baez
Sound Design – Luke Santy
Costume/Styling- Devyn Mackey
Co-Producer – Mark Holloway
Co-Producer – Nadya Okamoto
Production Staff and Consultants
Bruce Morrow, Linda Greene, Anthony Harper, Justina Mejias, Greg Dove, Brian Sidney Bembridge, Janice Lowe, Mark Holloway, Nadya Okamoto, Diane Sullivan, Tim Fielder
As of September 26th, 2022 , we are no longer requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for our audience upon entry.
Wearing of masks is suggested in the lobby, restrooms and performance spaces at Theater for the New City, but they are not required.