The Member of the Wedding

August 5 - August 19 | Main Stage
2018 Season

REVIVAL OF THE BELOVED PLAY
by Carson McCullers
directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch

Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs this revival of Carson McCullers‘ beloved play.  On the eve of a family wedding in 1945, housekeeper Berenice Sadie Brown (Roslyn Ruff) can’t calm the nerves of her 12-year-old charge, Frankie (Tavi Gevinson).  Berenice has raised Frankie and her cousin John Henry (Logan Schuyler Smith) as though they are her own children.  But as their companion, playfellow, and mother figure, Berenice is suddenly struggling to protect them from the harsh, racially motivated injustices lurking just outside their Southern home.  This cherished American work explores the complicated reality of a thoughtful and hard-working woman caught between two worlds.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Program and casting subject to change.

 

 

SPONSORED BY


Jessica & Matt Harris

Steve Lawson

Paul Neely

 

2018 SEASON PARTNERS


Herbert A. Allen

James & Virginia Giddens

Jessica & Matt Harris

Andrew Martin-Weber

Paul Neely

2 Anonymous Donors

 



 


Cast

Ben Ahlers

Barney MacKean

Leon Addison Brown

T.T. Williams

Vinie Burrows

Sis Laura

Will Cobbs

Honey Camden Brown

Tavi Gevinson

Frankie Addams

Sarah Haga

Doris

Delilah Napier

Helen Fletcher

Tom Pecinka

Jarvis

Liv Rooth

Mrs. West

Roslyn Ruff

Berenice Sadie Brown

Logan Schuyler Smith

John Henry West

James Waterston

Mr. Addams

Creative

Playwright
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Sound Design
Dialect Coach

Press

“The center of a classic play has definitively shifted”

“I realized with new vividness just how eloquent a portrait “Member” is of the deprivations of being black in the segregated South. And how such a society could endow one woman’s loneliness with tragic dimensions.”

A “wondrous” Roslyn Ruff “defines the contours of [Berenice’s] life with a completeness that feels both in-the-moment and heartbreakingly prophetic.”

-Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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