Lynchburg, Virginia. The former site of a thriving cotton mill is now an impoverished neighborhood. Deeply affected by all of the recent killings, Ruffrino, a 14 year old “militant,” incites riots at school and online. More and more at odds with his mother and grandfather, the boys’ anger grows beyond containment while the family home literally sinks into the cotton field & no one seems to notice.
Br'er Cotton by Tearrance A. Chisholm. A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere from Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble, directed by Gregg T. Daniel.
A two time award winner at the Kennedy Center in 2016 (Rosa Parks Playwriting Award for Bhavi the Avenger, and the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award for Br’er Cotton), playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm was named a “person to watch” by American Theatre Magazine. As a rising star at Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program he made Variety’s short list of talent for the “future of film, media, and entertainment.” His play Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies had its World Premiere at Mosaic Theatre in Washington, D.C. this year where it received raves from the Washington Post, calling it a “Breathtakingly on-point new comedy…Chisholm makes his own mark, powerfully." The popularity of this piece has inspired a remount during their 2018 season. The BR’ER COTTON cast includes Omette Anassi, Christopher Carrington, Yvonne Huff, Emmaline Jacott, Shawn Law, Dane Oliver, and Jasmine Wright.
Br’er Cotton opens at 8pm on Saturday, September 23rd and runs Saturdays and Mondays at 8pm, and on Sundays at 3pm through October 29, 2017 (no performance on Monday Oct 9th). Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Tickets $15 - $45. Reservation and information at www.lower-depth.com/on-stage and 323-960-7787. Wheelchair access and ample street parking.
Presenter / Producer: Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 323-960-7787
7456 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90046
LA - Hollywood / Westside
Performance Dates: 9/23/2017 - 10/29/2017
Saturdays & Mondays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
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