Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Juliana Canfield, Harriett D. Foy, Lynda Gravátt, Nedra McClyde, Marie Thomas and Michelle Wilson Extend in Marcus Gardley’s THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND At New York Theatre Workshop through August 19

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is extending the New York Premiere of The House That Will Not Stand by Marcus Gardley (X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation), directed by NYTW Usual Suspect and Obie Award winner Lileana Blain-Cruz (Red Speedo; Pipeline). The House That Will Not Stand began previews on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, and opened Monday, July 30 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003). Originally set to close on Sunday, August 12, The House That Will Not Stand will now run through Sunday, August 19, 2018.

Michelle Wilson, Nedra McClyde, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Lynda Gravatt, Marie Thomas, Harriett D. Foy and Juliana Canfield. Photo by Lia Chang
Michelle Wilson, Nedra McClyde, Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Lynda Gravatt, Marie Thomas, Harriett D. Foy and Juliana Canfield. Photo by Lia Chang

The cast for The House That Will Not Stand includes Helen Hayes Award nominee Joniece Abbott-Pratt (NBC’s “Blindspot,” Netflix’s “Luke Cage”), Juliana Canfield (He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box), Helen Hayes Award nominee Harriett D. Foy (Amélie), Helen Hayes Award winner Lynda Gravátt (This Flat Earth), Nedra McClyde (Marvin’s Room), Marie Thomas (Having Our Say) and Tony Award nominee Michelle Wilson (Sweat).

Harriett D. Foy, Lynda Gravátt, and Michelle Wilson in a scene from Marcus Gardley's The House That Will Not Stand. (© Joan Marcus)
Harriett D. Foy, Lynda Gravátt, and Michelle Wilson in a scene from Marcus Gardley’s The House That Will Not Stand. (© Joan Marcus)

The creative team includes scenic designer Adam Rigg (The Mad Ones), costume designer Montana Levi Blanco (Red Speedo), lighting designer Yi Zhao (Pipeline), and sound design and original music by Justin Ellington (Until the Flood). Wig design is by Cookie Jordan (Once on this Island) and movement is by Raja Feather Kelly (The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World). The dialect and vocal coach is Dawn-Elin Fraser (Once on this Island). Terri K. Kohler (In the Blood) serves as stage manager.

Lynda Gravátt and Marie Thomas. Photo by Joan Marcus
Lynda Gravátt and Marie Thomas. Photo by Joan Marcus

In the heat of summer, Louisiana passed from France to the United States. On the eve of the transfer, in a house in mourning, freedom hangs in the balance for a steely widow and her three eligible daughters, all free women of color. Inspired by Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, Marcus Gardley’s lyrical, nuanced play, The House That Will Not Stand, is directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.

Nedra McClyde, Juliana Canfield, Joniece Abbott-Pratt. Photo by Joan Marcus
Nedra McClyde, Juliana Canfield, Joniece Abbott-Pratt. Photo by Joan Marcus

Single tickets for The House That Will Not Stand start at $65. Additionally, a CHEAPTIX $25 day-of ticket rush will be available for young people, seniors, artists and Lower East Side residents. Rush tickets are subject to availability and are sold cash-only, limit two per person. Proper identification is required for all rush tickets. Youth (ages 25 and under) and seniors (ages 65+) may present an ID indicating date-of-birth; Artists may present an ID and a program or union card; Lower East Side residents may present an ID that includes your address.

 Harriett D. Foy. Photo by Joan Marcus
Harriett D. Foy. Photo by Joan Marcus
 Harriett D. Foy and Michelle Wilson. Photo by Joan Marcus
Harriett D. Foy and Michelle Wilson. Photo by Joan Marcus
Joniece Abbott-Pratt. Photo by Joan Marcus
Joniece Abbott-Pratt. Photo by Joan Marcus
 Joniece Abbott-Pratt,  Juliana Canfield and  Nedra McClyde. Photo by Joan Marcus
Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Juliana Canfield and Nedra McClyde. Photo by Joan Marcus
  Juliana Canfield and   Michelle Wilson. Photo by Joan Marcus
Juliana Canfield and Michelle Wilson. Photo by Joan Marcus
Marie Thomas and Lynda Gravátt. Photo by Joan Marcus
Marie Thomas and Lynda Gravátt. Photo by Joan Marcus
 Lynda Gravátt. Photo by Joan Marcus
Lynda Gravátt. Photo by Joan Marcus
Nedra McClyde, Juliana Canfield, Harriett D. Foy and Joniece Abbott Pratt. Photo by Joan Marcus
Nedra McClyde, Juliana Canfield, Harriett D. Foy and Joniece Abbott Pratt. Photo by Joan Marcus

The performance schedule for The House That Will Not Stand is as follows: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm, Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 1pm and 7pm. Exceptions: there will be no 7pm performance on Sunday, August 12. The performance on Wednesday, August 15 will be at 8pm. The matinee performance on Sunday, August 19 will be at 2pm.

New York Theatre Workshop’s 2018/19 season will begin in Fall 2018 with What the Constitution Means to Me by two-time Obie Award winner Heidi Schreck (Grand Concourse, “I Love Dick”) and directed by Obie Award winner Oliver Butler (The Amateurs, The Light Years); followed by the New York Premiere of Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris (Daddy), directed by two-time Obie Award winner Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy). The season continues in 2019 with the first co-production of a two-play collaboration with WP Theater (Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag), Hurricane Diane, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence) and directed by Tony Award nominee, two-time Obie Award winner and NYTW Usual Suspect Leigh Silverman (Violet). The second co-production will take place at WP Theater with details to be announced at a later date. Following Hurricane Diane is Sanctuary City, by 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner, NYTW Usual Suspect and former 2050 Fellow Martyna Majok (queens, Ironbound). The 2018/19 Season will conclude with a new project from Pulitzer Prize finalist, MacArthur Award winner and NYTW Usual Suspect Anna Deavere Smith (Notes from the Field, Fires in the Mirror). Season memberships are available at www.nytw.org or 212-460-5475.

Inside New York Theatre Workshop’s Opening Night Party of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND with Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Juliana Canfield, Harriett D. Foy, Lynda Gravátt, Nedra McClyde, Marie Thomas and Michelle Wilson

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