Farewell, Miss Cotton

Event Type: production
Description:
the world premiere of
FAREWELL, MISS COTTON

by Keith Josef Adkins
Directed by Larry Biederman

Cast:
Hugh Dane
Juanita Jennings
Jeris Lee Poindexter
Arnell Powell
Dawn-Lyen Gardner
Ryan Johnston

Will old Theo’s memories fade quicker than gentrification can replace them?

Producer STEVEN KLEIN & MATT SHAKMAN
Dramaturg SCOTT HORSTEIN
Set Design CRAIG SIEBELS Lighting Design MIKE DURST
Sound Design JONATHAN SNIPES Costume Design KAREN MURK
Production Stage Manager JENNIFER BENDIK
Associate Producer JESSE BERNSTEIN & JULIE FULTON
Graphic Design JENNIFER HARRIS

Run Date:
Wed, 8th Feb 2006 through Sun, 26th Mar 2006

“RECOMMENDED. A darkly comic look at the ramifications of neighborhood gentrification for a troubled family…Adkins’ unique
voice and refusal to settle for the obvious keeps us constantly surprised and engaged.”
- Los Angeles Times

“CRITIC’S PICK…superbly realized…Splendid performances…hilarious and heartbreaking…”
- Backstage West

Three generations of an African American family are divided by urban renewal– the young feel reinvented; the old feel erased.
In this world premiere, Keith Josef Adkins uses stunning lyricism and biting humor to ask if our identity can withstand the waves
of change.